The East Lansing - Meridian Water and Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) owns and operates the water production facilities for East Lansing and Meridian Township. Each community has its own water distribution system and provides drinking water and fire protection services for its citizens. ELMWSA pumps and treats the drinking water and provides it to the community water towers and distribution systems.
ELMWSA's Mission: to protect public health and safety and promote the economic well-being of the City of East Lansing and Meridian Township through the provision of a safe, sufficient, reliable, pleasing and economical public water supply.
In response to the incident that required a Boil Water Advisory to be issued in early August 2016, the East Lansing Meridian Water and Sewer Authority has filed a report with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality that outlines preventative steps that will be taken to reduce the likelihood of future emergencies. More info.
The facility has the capacity to produce 15 million gallons per day (presently producing up to of 11.5 million gallons per day)
ELMWSA is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
All plant operators and supervisors certified as Waterworks System Operators by the State of Michigan.
The service area includes East Lansing and Meridian Charter Township.
The plant feature state-of-the-art controls and instrumentation (upgraded in 2013).