Water Quality Report

A Letter From The BWL Water Quality Team

Dear Customer,

We are pleased to present the 24th annual report summarizing the quality of the drinking water provided to you by the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) for the 2021 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 the BWL’s website or by calling 517-702-6006. Our board meetings are open to the public.

As you may know, the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) is conducting an ongoing investigation of groundwater impacts from its coal ash impoundments at Erickson Power Station. Initial testing has indicated elevated levels of boron outside of the Erickson property line. While boron is naturally occurring in rock and groundwater, it’s also associated with coal ash. The BWL is dedicated to determining the source of the elevated boron and continues to work with our consultant HDR, Inc. and state regulating agencies on this matter. If you have health related questions, please contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Lisa Fischer at 517-331-2523.

Water produced and distributed by BWL, which includes Delta Township and Westside Water, does not have elevated levels of boron and continues to meet or exceed all state and federal quality standards.

If you have questions or need further information on BWL’s water, please contact me at water@lbwl.com or 517-702-7059.


Angie Goodman

Water Quality Administrator

The Bottom Line

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.