Thursday, February 10, 2022

Sumpter Township to increase testing of water quality

Sumpter Township residents interested in having their water tested for lead contamination can register with the Department of Public Works (DPW) for the service.

Township DPW Director John Danci told members of the township board of trustees that increased testing for lead and contaminants in the township water supply would be required this year. He explained that the national census showed that the population of Sumpter Township had increased to more than 10,000 residents which would require the increase in water testing. He said the federal requirements would necessitate the testing of residential water quality at 30 sites in the township rather than the previous 20 sites as dictated by the regulations.

Danci explained that this offered an opportunity to local residents who may have concerns about the water quality or lead or copper in their water. 

“If they contact my officer, we can put them on the list for testing,” Danci said. He explained that anyone who pays a water bill in the township could request the testing as part of the 30 required tests.

For more information, call (734) 461-6201 Ext. 12242 or email