LYON TOWNSHIP (AP) – A regional board that operates Detroit’s water system is in talks with Lyon Township to extend service to that suburban community.

The Great Lakes Water Authority says if Lyon Township in western Oakland County comes aboard, it will be the first new customer since the authority’s inception in January.

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Detroit’s water system provides service to 127 municipalities in southeastern Michigan.

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Lyon Township Supervisor Lannie Young says the community is looking to find ways for continuous improvements of its municipal water system that currently relies on four well sites.

Young says “while the water is good quality, well water is generally high in minerals and iron, requiring users to purchase and install softening equipment and softening salts at considerable expense.”

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