Do I need to use a "treatment" device in my home or business?
The water we deliver to our customers is safe to drink as determined by EPA and MDEQ standards. In-home “treatment” systems may cost several hundred dollars plus the cost of frequent filter changes. The extra expense is unnecessary as a matter of safety. If our customers wish to install filtration equipment, it is a matter of personal preference.

We encourage those who choose to use on-site equipment to change the filter as often as the manufacturer recommends, because the filters are an excellent breeding ground for bacteria. People with specific health concerns may wish to seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

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1. Who do I call to report a water main break or other potential water system-related emergency?
2. What if I have special health needs?
3. What is the hardness level of Midland's water?
4. What is the pH of Midland's water?
5. Is it safe to drink water that contains chlorine?
6. How much fluoride is in Midland's drinking water?
7. What are the white particles coming from my tap?
8. Do I need to drink bottled water?
9. How much sodium is in our water?
10. What causes discolored water?
11. Do I need to use a "treatment" device in my home or business?
12. How much water does the average person use at home per day?
13. Does a little leak in my house really waste water?
14. How do I check for and identify leaks?
15. The water is not flowing properly to my home. Who should I call at the Water Department to get help?
16. Why is there a black ring inside my toilet bowl?
17. Can I pay my water / sewer bill over the Internet?
18. What other options are available for paying my water / sewer bill?
19. Where does our water come from?
20. What is the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation?