Resident Concerns Addressed – 2/28/2018

Brown water/discoloration Issue

  • Rumor 1: Brown water is not safe to drink/bathe; levels of iron are at a higher level than what is acceptable by the State
  • Fact 1: The human body requires iron to function, but you cannot drink enough water to consume a toxic level of iron. In July 2017, the State returned their analysis of our water samples and determined iron wasn’t detected.
  • Rumor 2: No sense of urgency or activity to remedy issue
  • Fact 2: DPW is not able to do anything to solve the issue at this present time due to the weather (winter). Procedures are being developed and researched to solve this in early spring.
  • Rumer 3: Nothing that can be done by residents in the time being
  • Fact 3: Running your cold water at a higher velocity (pressure) to clear out the “brown water” allows the iron to dissipate and return to the clear/natural look that we are all accustomed to.

Reminder: flushing will occur in May and September of this year

Due to the Run Water Advisory we are currently under, the amount of chlorine is helping to break up and clean the system out. It has been a few years since the last Run Water Advisory which was prior to the Chlorination requirement by the DEQ.


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Roscommon, MI 48653

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  • Regular Council Meeting Agenda Updated – 3/12/2018

    Please visit the link to check out the updated agenda for tonight’s meeting. Meeting will be held at Village Hall starting at 7:00 pm. As always, Village residents are encouraged to attend all meetings.

  • Hiring Committee Meeting Set for 3/14 and 3/15 – 3/13/2018

    The Village of Roscommon Hiring Steering Committee will hold a meeting on March 14th at 5:30 PM and March 15th at 6:30 PM at Roscommon Village Hall, 702 Lake Street, Roscommon, Michigan for the purpose of reviewing manager applicant resumes. For more information, please contact the Village Hall Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 […]

  • Regular Council Meeting set for 3/12 – 3/7/2018

    All Village Residents are encouraged to attend any and all council meetings located at Village Hall on Monday nights. Next one is scheduled for Monday, March 12th. Please click on the link for more details on the meeting.

  • Village Manager Position Available – 3/6/2018

    Deadline for all interested parties is March 15th. Please submit a cover letter with resume to or come by Village Hall to drop it off. Please click on the links for the description and ordinance of the Village Manager. A Steering Committee will be announced at the next regular Council meeting on March 12th.