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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.

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

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

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To find elevation in your neighborhood,  use the Macomb County  FlexViewer
http://gis.macombgov.org/flexmobile2/

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

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