PLEASE NOTE: On August 3, 2018, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified District Health Department No. 2 (DHD2) that the NSF Certified AquaSana water filtration system is the only alternate water option available to residents at this time. For some residents, the long-term remedy of municipal hook-up assistance may be an option. For residents that have an in-home water cooler, once the initial allotment of funds has depleted, the homeowner can next choose to have an in home filtration system installed.
EXPANDED AREA: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have expanded the area in which properties with groundwater wells affected by the PFC’s from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base are eligible to receive an alternate water supply. (either a reverse osmosis filtration system or an in-home water cooler). The expanded area includes properties between Van Etten Lake and Lake Huron, from the F-41/US-23 split, north to Chippewa Road. If you are a property owner in this area with a well, please call DHD2 at 989-343-1852 to begin the process of obtaining an alternate water source. Click to view a map of the area.
FILTER REPLACEMENT – September 16, 2016 – District Health Department No. 2 is inquiring with the State as to whether funds will be made available for the purchase of replacement filters for the reverse osmosis systems provided by the State. An answer on this will be forthcoming.
April 1, 2016 – District Health Department No. 2 has made several efforts to notify all homes affected by the Health Advisory related to PFC’s in well groundwater regarding the Water Access Voucher System. If you have had your well water tested by MDEQ and are one of the homes affected by the advisory and need information on the Vouchers, where to obtain water, and a free water jug, please call DHD2 at 1-989-362-6183 for more information.
March 28, 2016 – District Health Department No. 2 in coordination with Oscoda Township has developed a Water Access Voucher System for homes affected by the Health Advisory related to PFC’s in well groundwater. The system allows affected homes to obtain a voucher which provides access to a water filling location and one 5-gallon water jug. For more information regarding the vouchers, please call 1-989-362-6183.
March 28, 2016 – Donations of bottled water have been received in the Tawas Office of District Health Department No. 2 and is available for homes who have been affected by the Health Advisory related to PFC’s in well groundwater. Bottled water can be picked up at the Tawas Office of DHD2 located at 420 W. Lake Street, Tawas City. Residents will need to have their water access voucher to receive the water and at this time, it is limited to one (1) case per address. A sincere Thank You to the citizens as well as the Oscoda Rotary for their generous donations. *If you are interested in making a bottled water donation for the homes affected by the health advisory, please call DHD2 at 1-989-343-1852 to make arrangements*