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ABOUT OUR SYSTEM
The Southgate Water Department provides water to approximately 30,000 residents, 11,000 homes, and over 2,000 businesses, schools, churches, apartment complexes and numerous guests and visitors. The Southwest Water Treatment Plant, located at 14700 Moran Road, Allen Park, is Southgate's major supplier of water. The Southwest Water Treatment Plant receives raw water from the Detroit River's 12-foot diameter intake that is approximately 120 feet deep. The line slopes to a depth of 132 feet in approximately one mile where it connects at a vertical shore shaft, which causes raw water to rise and enter a land tunnel. the 12-foot diameter shore or land tunnels travel another three miles to the Southwest low lift pumps.
IT'S OURS TO PROTECT!
HELP KEEP POLLUTION OUT OF STORM DRAINS!
The Southgate Water Department will notify you immediately if there is ever any reason for concern about our water. We are pleased that the 2017 Consumers Annual Report on Water Quality has surpassed water quality standards as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ.)
Useful household information for after a water main break affected your home: