City of Morenci Water
On November 13, 2019, the City of Morenci was
notified by EGLE that its water operator’s license (individual licensed to
manage the water system for the City of Morenci) had lapsed on July 15, 2018
and that the water operator failed to renew his license. In addition, it was
found by EGLE that the water operator had failed to take two (2) water samples
required by EGLE and submit such by September 30, 2019. A notice was
subsequently sent to you informing you of the City of Morenci’s plan to fix the
issues. The notice referenced that test results would be taken and communicated
to you. This notice serves as that communication.
Water Test Results
The City of Morenci outsourced the partial
chemistry sample for testing to Paragon Laboratories out of Livonia, Michigan
that EGLE required. The test results of the partial chemistry sample are
outlined in the analytical results enclosed with this briefer. Results were significantly
less than the max qualifier level of concern as established by EGLE for each
A guide to read the results is as follows:
Result: Indicates the level
detected for the individual parameter. This is referred to the Level Detected
on an annual water quality report.
Units: Indicates the type of
measurement used for the result of the individual parameter.
Reporting Limit: Indicates the minimum
concentration of a contaminant of the individual parameter that would show up
in a test.
Result Qualifier: Indicates the
concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other
requirements that a water system must follow. This is referred to the Action
Level on an annual water quality report.
Please note that the bacteriological results
from December 2019 are also included with this briefer. Those tests are
required to be ran once a month by EGLE of four (4) locations: Well 1, Well 2,
Morenci City Offices, and Morenci Department of Public Works (DPW). The
bacteriological results indicate if any e coli, colliform, or other bacteria
colonies are present in the water. None were detected. If detected, the City of
Morenci would immediately release a notice requiring you to boil your water to
kill any found bacteria in the water.
For the safety of residents, the City of
Morenci is running bacteriological results every two (2) weeks, which is above
the requirements of EGLE. Any bad result would immediately be communicated to
To increase transparency with the community
water system, the City of Morenci will be uploading Monthly Water Plant
Operational Reports to the city website around the 15th of each
month. These reports will include data on all and any water tests ran during
the prior month. Please contact the Morenci City Offices at (517) 458 – 6828 if
you have any questions.