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Water rates and Elevation

January 16, 2016

If someone lived on a mountain,  they would pay a higher fee for drinking water,  since it has to be mechanically pumped/pushed up the elevation.  A similar scenario exists for those living a very far distance away from the treatment facility.


Most of the metropolitan suburbs of Detroit get their drinking water from low places like the Detroit River,  Lake St Clair,  and Lake Huron.


Places like Rochester Hills and Shelby are at a much higher elevation,  almost 900 feet.



To find elevation in your neighborhood,  use the Macomb County  FlexViewer

Once there you can customize layers for topography showing elevation contours.




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