​​​​​In 2018, PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination in drinking water became a big issue in the State of Michigan and is getting regular attention in the media. In June both the SBHIA wells were tested by a company hired by Department of Environment, Great Lakes And Energy (EGLE) formerly known as Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).  The results from EGLE along with documentation certifying the firm that collected and analyzed the samples are now available here.  

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)

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SBHIA Water System

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SBHIA Homeowner Fees

The Annual SBHIA Homeowner Fees are $280.00 and are billed and due quarterly ($70.00 per Quarter).  The Fees may be paid in full in the 1st Quarter – if done so, the homeowner will receive a discount of $20.00.

The water and maintenance fees charged quarterly (January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st) cover the cost of the following services provided by SBHIA:

  • Maintenance of the water system (two community wells, water mains, and associated valves, lines, hydrants, etc. to support the water system);
  • All fees related to the testing of the water system;
  • Insurance costs and management fees related to the water system;
  • Utility costs related to the water system and the streetlights;
  • Professional service fees for water system oversight, accounting services;
  • Mailing  and costs associated with business system;
  • Grounds keeping costs for well sites, common areas and entrances;
  • Neighborhood communications and social events.

On August 12, 2020 our neighborhood sadly lost a pillar of this community, SBHIA President, Jim Coulter. Jim’s volunteer work on the Board over the last 20+ years and his outreach and availability to neighbors has been honorable. We’ve been blessed with his kindness and leadership over these many years. 

Please keep Jim’s wife, daughter, and family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Welcome to the South Bloomfield Highlands Subdivision website. South Bloomfield Highlands is a community of 208 homes in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. South Bloomfield Highlands Improvement Association (SBHIA) is the non-profit organization owned and managed by the home owners in the neighborhood. For over 70 years, SBHIA has been entrusted with providing potable water to the homes in the subdivision through a system of two community well houses, 2.7 miles of water mains, 15 fire hydrants, a backup generator, chlorination equipment and associated valves and equipment necessary to maintain its operation. Our operator in charge has the highest level of certification issued by Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Routine water quality testing is done at least once a month and an extensive water quality report is issued once a year as required. To download a copy of the current water quality report click on the 2017 Water Quality Report in the Important Links section on the left side of this page.

Homeowners in South Bloomfield Highlands should familiarize themselves with the SBHIA Bylaws that explain their rights and responsibilities as members of SBHIA. Be involved in your neighborhood. To download a copy of the current  SBHIA Bylaws click on SBHIA Bylaws in the Important Links section on the left side of this page.



​​Neighborhood Safety

​​Law enforcement activity from local agencies is updated daily on CrimeMapping.com. Sign up for alerts that are tailored for your interests by entering your address. You will be notified by email if any crimes are committed nearby. Bloomfield Township Police Department’s Community Relations Officer Kelly Marthen offers his advice for all homeowners regardless of their neighborhood – “Lock all doors, close garage doors, don’t leave anything of value in plain view in your automobile and keep the automobile locked!” Officer Marthen also offers us some informative pamphlets regarding Neighborhood Safety, Home Safety Tips and Precautions to take while on vacation. They can be downloaded by clicking on the title:


         Neighborhood Safety               Home Safety Tips         Vacation Tips

 To view a map with crimes in any area of the country click on  CrimeMapping


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Important Links


Bloomfield Township

SBHIA Bylaws

Financial Reports

SBHIA Newsletter​​


Latest Water Quality Report