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south Bloomfield Highlands Improvement Association

​​​Welcome to the South Bloomfield Highlands Subdivision website. South Bloomfield Highlands is a community of 209 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  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.

 

​​A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

3rd quarter 2021 water and maintenance statements covering the period July 1 through September 30th were recently mailed – payment is due within 30 days of receiving the bill per SBHIA bylaws. This billing and your payment covers the potable water provided by the two wells located in our subdivision as well as the costs associated with running the sites and managing SBHIA business. These fees do not cover sewer usage – those fees are charged by Bloomfield Township. Please be prompt in your payment to SBHIA to avoid any late fees being assessed and to help eliminate time-consuming collection efforts.​​

​​​​​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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​​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


 



 For Information on the:

SBHIA Water System

An option to lower homeowner's Bloomfield Township Sewer Fee

Sewer Only Meter Information  from Bloomfield Township

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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.