Water Quality Report

A Letter From The BWL Water Quality Team

Dear Customer,

We are pleased to present the 21st annual report summarizing the quality of the drinking water provided to you by the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) for the 2018 calendar year. This Consumer Confidence Report is required by the Federal and State of Michigan Safe Drinking Water Acts (SDWA). This report discusses the source of your tap water, the results of tests we regularly conduct to assure the quality of your water and additional information you may wish to know about your drinking water.

As a publicly-owned utility the BWL encourages public interest and participation in decisions affecting the community’s drinking water. The BWL’s Board of Commissioners meet on the fourth Tuesday of every other month at our REO Town Depot Facility, 1201 S. Washington Avenue in Lansing. Meeting dates and times are published in advance and may be found on our website or by calling us at 517-702-6006. Our board meetings are open to the public.

Many water topics, such as lead, PFAS, Hexavalent Chromium and 1,4-Dioxane have recently been in the news. We believe it is important to be transparent regarding our water quality and additional sampling we do to ensure the safety of our customers. The BWL has included information in this report and created a Contaminants of Emerging Concern page on our website.  

The BWL takes great pride in our water. In 2017, the BWL created our new water mascot, Tommy Tap Water, to spread the love and passion for our drinking water to customers of all ages. 

The BWL has confidence in the product we serve and wants to spread the word about the benefits of drinking from the tap. Watch for Tommy Tap Water at events in and around Lansing.



Angie Goodman

Water Quality Administrator

The Bottom Line

During 2018, BWL drinking water continues to meet or exceed all quality standards established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).

BWL Water Facts

  • 125 Wells, approximately 400 feet deep
  • 2 Water Conditioning Plants
  • 166,000 Population Served  
  • 40,450 Wholesale Population Served
  • Average use of 19.2 Million Gallons per Day
  • 834 miles of water mains

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For more information about safe drinking water, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website.