Our municipally owned and operated water supply system obtains its water from 8 deep wells with a combined capacity of 7 million gallons per day. Major improvements in 1993 allow us to serve the total water needs of the Gerber Products Company production facility as well as the growing needs of additional industrial and commercial customers. Our water rates are among the lowest in west Michigan and well below the State averages.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) recently began a statewide initiative to test drinking water from all schools that use well water and community water supplies. The test is looking for a group of manmade chemicals called per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). MDEQ is taking this precautionary step of testing these drinking water sources to determine if public health actions are needed.
The Fremont Municipal Water System was tested by AECOM, MDEQ’s contractor. The test results can be found on the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team website, www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse. The results show that of the PFOA and PFOS tested, no reportable levels were found in the water. The levels are below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) lifetime health advisory (LHA). A letter has been prepared for residents interested in learning more about it.