Cannon Township, Michigan

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Wolverine Water Update 10/23/2017

INFORMATION FROM THE DEQ:

Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding Your Well Test Results

SCAM ALERT:

It has come to our attention that there are water companies soliciting for business (water testing) within Cannon, Courtland and Algoma Townships.  It seems likely that these companies are hoping to profit from the water situation in northern Kent County and hope to prey on individuals not understanding the situation.  Water testing is being handled by the Kent County Health Department (https://www.accesskent.com/Health/PFAS/belmont.htm) and the Michigan DEQ.  These are the only agencies you should place your faith in at this time.  No local companies can run an accurate test for PFAS.  Many are saying they can run the test for give or take $400, or you can do it yourself with a home test.  Please, do not waste your money on either of these options.  These tests are almost always going to be corrupted and you will almost always get a positive result, although there may be nothing wrong with your water. 

We are actively looking into this situation and we will update and pass along any further information on these operators as soon as we hear about it.  In the meantime, if someone shows up at your door asking to do water testing, ask to see their solicitor's permit.  If they cannot produce one, please call the Kent County Sheriff (616 632 6100) to report this activity; and the Township office at 874-6966. No permits have been issued at this time.

Here are some very useful links with regards to this situation:

Michigan DEQ request for information on the water situation:http://www.deq.state.mi.us/eforms/deq-emailinquiry.html

Kent County Health Department: https://www.accesskent.com/Health/PFAS/belmont.htm

Plainfield Township: http://www.plainfieldmi.org/house-st-ground-water-contamination.html