Great Lakes Water Authority Addresses Residents' Recent Water Quality Concerns
The Great Lakes Water Authority has published its response to the complaints over taste and odor-related water that have been expressed recently by several local and downriver residents.
Click here for a copy of the GLWA's summary letter.
DHPD K9 Officer to Receive New Protective Vest
Dearborn Heights Police Department K9 Officer “Bain” will soon receive a protective vest from the Massachusetts-based Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest is being sponsored by a donation by Taylor residents Oliver and Rita Miller.
Click here for more information.
CERT Class Scheduled for February 17-19
Dearborn Heights residents have another opportunity to get involved with the City’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program through a new class that will take place the weekend of February 17-19. Hours of the class are Friday, Feb. 17 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday Feb. 18 & Sunday Feb. 19 – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Dearborn Heights CERT program trains and utilizes volunteer help in responding to local emergencies. The program recruits and educates volunteers about disaster preparedness (based on hazards that could impact the area), and trains them in basic disaster response skills including fire safety & suppression, light search & rescue, disaster-related medical operations, and more.
Click here for more information, and for a copy of the application form.
The Forecast is for COLD Conditions - Be Prepared!
The National Weather Service is predicting cold conditions throughout the rest of the week. The Dearborn Heights Office of Emergency Management urges all residents to stay safe by taking some common-sense precautions. Also, should you find yourself without heat, here is some information on city-owned buildings that can serve as temporary warming centers:
Click here for information on how to stay safe in cold weather.
The Fall/Winter Dearborn Heights Today Newsletter is Here!
The Fall/Winter 2015-16 issue of the Dearborn Heights Today newsletter is ready to view. Copies are being sent to homes and businesses this week. If you'd rather view it here, click on the following link:
Click here to view the electronic version.
City Partners with WRAP Program to Assist Residents with Residental Water Usage and Bill Payments
The City of Dearborn Heights has partnered with the Community Action Alliance, which facilitates the WRAP program (Water Residential Assistance Program) - a custom designed service to help residential customers in the Great Lakes Water Authority regions with bill payment assistance, water conservation measures, and navigate resources and WRAP-around supports on a pathway toward self-sufficiency.
The WRAP’s mission is to administer the distribution of WRAP funding to the eligible, low-income customers of the GLWA, with a vision to create a transformative water utility assistance program focusing on bill assistance, conservation and self-sufficiency initiatives.
Click here for more information on the types of assistance the WRAP program provides.
Need Health Insurance for Your Kids?
Kids can be enrolled in Medicaid & CHIP any time of the year. Contact one of our Navigators today to learn how.
Zika Virus InformationThe media has been providing coverage on the Zika Virus. There are many questions and concerns regarding this virus, which has begun to make its presence in various parts of the United States.
The Center for Disease Control has prepared a quantity of information on this virus, which can be found by clicking on the following link:
Click here for the CDC website pages on the Zika Virus.
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Beware of Telephone Scams!
Recently, several Dearborn Heights residents have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents, informing the residents that they " . . . owe money to the IRS."
The callers try to pressure residents into either providing bank account or credit card, or other personal information to " . . . settle their account." Typically, when residents do not cooperate, the callers get more agressive and threatening. In many instances, the ...residents are threatened with " . . . IRS action" including jail time, foreclosure, bad credit ratings or a host of other threats.
These are scammers who are trying to cheat you out of your money - THEY ARE NOT IRS AGENTS. If you receive one of these calls, SIMPLY HANG UP. The IRS does NOT contact individuals by telephone to collect funds. Giving your credit card or bank account information to any unknown caller who is demanding any type of payment over the phone will almost certainly result in a loss of your money.
JUST HANG UP!
Dearborn Heights 2015 Water Quality Report is Now Available
Interested in knowing more about the quality of Dearborn Heights' water? The new 2015 Water Quality Report is completed, and available for review.
Click here for a copy of the 2015 Water Quality Report
Click here for a copy of Great Lakes Water Authority CEO Sue F. McCormick's letter regarding the absence of lead in local communities' water supply
Click here for access to the Great Lakes Water Authority's Q & A website page focusing on lead and copper in drinking water.
City Council Meetings Now on YouTubeThe City of Dearborn Heights City Council meetings are now available for viewing in their entirety on YouTube. The recordings begin with the first meeting of 2015, which was the January 13 meeting. Current meetings will be loaded onto the YouTube system, and will be available 2-3 days following the actual meeting date (due to the amount of time it takes to upload the large files into the YouTube system).
Residents Reminded to "Run Their Water" After Main BreaksThe City of Dearborn Heights experiences water main breaks from time to time throughout the city. As repairs are being made, small amounts of rust coloration are often released into the water supply. If you experience this discoloration in your water, simply run your water for a short period (10-15 minutes) until the discoloration dissipates and your water appears clear again. Although not harmful if consumed, laundering white or light-colored fabrics in discolored water could result in rust-colored stains.
Calendar of EventsClick here for a calendar of events taking place around the city
Calendar of Recreation Department Programs and ActivitiesFor a list of current events and activities, click here.