The Huron to Erie Drinking Water Monitoring Network was established in 2007 to provide early warning of chemical spills or contamination that may impact the source of drinking water along the Huron to Erie corridor.

Initially, the network consisted of all 13 source water intake points along the U.S. side of the corridor, with a varying suite of real-time monitoring equipment in the water treatment plants. The network was designed to automatically detect anomalies in source water and send notifications to all treatment plants along the corridor. In addition, the data collected from the network was transferred into a public-facing database - the Regional Water Quality Information Management System (RWQIMS). RWQIMS allowed the public to access data collected in the Drinking Water Monitoring Network and also was a data warehouse for additional environmental and water quality projects in Southeast Michigan.

Through the Healthy Urban Waters Program funded by the Erb Family Foundation, Wayne State University researchers are working to transfer all of the data from the Drinking Water Monitoring Network and other projects to a more user-friendly website and database for long-term storage. The data currently available on this website is an exact duplicate of the data existing in the original RWQIMS but is optimized for faster queries and a more user-friendly environment. In the near future, this project will be updated to host data as it is collected at water treatment plants still participating in the network.

The Drinking Water Monitoring Network’s data is available on the Water Intake Monitoring page of the website. All other projects can be queried on the Other Projects page.

Project Name Introduction Source Years Notes
Water Intake Monitoring All data collected for the Huron to Erie Drinking Water Monitoring Network WQData Live Online Environmental Data Management 2007 – 2017, keep updating None
MCHD – Beach Macomb County Health Department beach monitoring Macomb County Health Department 2004 - 2013, keep updating ID=x.1: South(west) end of beach; ID=x.2: Middle of beach; ID=x.3: North(east) end of beach; ID=x.0: Average value of x.1, x.2, and x.3
MCHD – LSCA Macomb County Health Department Lake St. Clair assessment Macomb County Health Department 2004 - 2010 View sample site map
MCHD – Watershed Macomb County Health Department monitoring of tributaries of Lake St. Clair Macomb County Health Department 2004 - 2012, keep updating View sample site map
TMDL St. Clair MDEQ Total Maximal Daily Load (E. Coli) for St. Clair River EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) 2008 View sample site map
SCC – Routine Routine Monitoring by St. Clair County 2004 - 2009
SCC - Mill Creek Mill Creek Monitoring by St. Clair County 2004 - 2009
SCC – Beach St. Clair County beach monitoring Bathing Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program 2004 - 2009
MDEQ FDR Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Detroit River sampling 2007 - 2009
TMDL Detroit MDEQ Total Maximal Daily Load (E. Coli) for the Detroit River EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) 2007 View sample site map
MCHD – LSCRMP Macomb County Health Department Lake St. Clair Regional Monitoring Program Macomb County Health Department 2004 - 2005
WCDOE – RPO Wayne County Department of Environment Rouge River Monitoring The Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project 1999 - 2001
GLWA - Mineral Analysis Great Lake Water Authority Mineral Analyses Great Lake Water Authority 2000 - 2016 Data collected from both raw and tap water
YSI

YSI multi-parameter Sonde

Multi-parameter probe with sensors for general water quality parameters including dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, temperature, turbidity, oxidation reduction potential, blue-green algae and chlorophyll.

TOC

Hach TOC Analyzer

Detects total organic carbon in source water. Organic compounds may react with water treatment disinfectants to produce potentially toxic and carcinogenic compounds.

Fluorometer

Turner Designs Fluorometer

Detects hydrocarbons indicative of petroleum spills. The units are calibrated to measure diesel fuel in parts per million.


Inficon Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy for measuring 25 Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs)