BWL releases an annual water quality report to government agencies, customers and the public. We're proud to announce our water continues to meet or exceed all EPA standards.
BWL Water Quality
The Lansing Board of Water & Light takes pride in the water we provide to our customers. We have a great team of highly qualified water professionals monitoring the water quality of our raw, treatment and distributed water. We are proud that our drinking water supply 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).
The BWL runs a variety of tests on the raw water, conditioned water and distributed water multiple times a day. Tests for bacteria, softening parameters, inorganic and organic compounds are performed in our laboratories to maintain the quality of your water. We conduct approximately 16,000 tests each year to track more than 100 common contaminants.
The BWL draws its water from the Saginaw Aquifer, a groundwater supply that has been called one of the finest natural sources of groundwater in the United States. Learn how the groundwater moves through our plants and reaches your tap in this in depth video here.