Frequently Asked Questions
In the event that a water outage occurs, the system must be repressurized when service is restored. Residents should run the water until it runs clear. This will allow the chlorination system to eliminate any potential bacterial contamination. As a precaution, drinking water should be boiled for five minutes for the next 24 hours. As an added precaution, automatic icemakers should be turned off for 24 hours as well.
The Somerset well has a natural gas powered emergency generator to ensure adequate water supply during power outages.
Our water is high in iron content and, therefore, homeowners should consider their own filtration (i.e. whole house iron filter, in-line iron filter, in-line water purifier or reverse osmosis) and water softening (i.e. water softener) options.
Sewer Only Meter Information
Because you receive your water from South Bloomfield Highlands, the Township's water and sewer quarterly bill is exclusively for your sewer. If your sewer bill is over $450 per quarter, you should consider installing a sewer only meter. This could save you approximately $300 per quarter. For information about installing a sewer only meter, please visit the Bloomfield Township website.
The water distribution system is flushed out twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Notices are posted at the entrances to the subdivision advising when the flushing will occur. Residents are advised not to launder for 12 hours after the flushing. All other uses may be resumed immediately.
Your address is the last digit of your house number. Even number addresses (i.e. 2210) water lawns on even calendar days (June 2, 4, 6, etc). Odd number addresses (i.e. 2215) water lawns on odd calendar days (June 1, 3, 5, etc).
No overnight water by hose and sprinkler allowed!
Those residents who have automated in ground sprinkler systems are encouraged to water between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m.