About Water Distribution

Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada

Source of your Drinking Water

High quality raw water is purchased and supplied by the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation. This raw water is drawn from Lake Huron and screened to eliminate debris and fish. The water is chlorinated to kill harmful bacteria and then it travels approximately 50 miles to the Bay Area Water Treatment Plant for processing. Once at the water plant, chemicals are added to the raw water to further purify and disinfect it. Before, during, and after treatment thousands of tests are ran to make sure Federal and State regulations are met.

Distribution to Homes and Businesses

working men in water

Our 20 state-certified employees service the Water Distribution system to ensure water is safely delivered to the homes and businesses in Bay City. To do this they offer 24-hour emergency service. Their services include:
  • Cross-connection inspections
  • Customer service calls
  • Directional boring service lines
  • Exercise valves
  • Flush water mains
  • Install/replace water mains
  • Leak detection
  • Maintain and replace valves, hydrants and fittings
  • Meter replacement and repair
  • Meter testing and calibration
  • MISS-DIG staking
  • Repair leaks
  • Shut-off/turn-on water
  • Water distribution functions