Water Affordability in Oakland County

Welcome to the Water Resources Commissioner’s blog on Water Affordability. I am Demar Byas, and I’ve worked for WRC for the past 10 years. In March of 2022, I was promoted to be the office’s first Water Affordability Coordinator. In my role, I attend public meetings and events to educate residents, organizations, and community leaders about the affordability plans that are available to assist customers, as well as our continued efforts to create a statewide water affordability plan.

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Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Revolutionizes Sewer Inspections with Artificial Intelligence

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash announced a new partnership with SewerAI, a California company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to transform the way sewer infrastructure inspections are conducted. This technology allows Oakland County to harness the power of artificial intelligence to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of sewer maintenance.

Previously, sewer maintenance crews reported any irregularities or defects in a pipe’s interior by manually inspecting videos captured by closed-circuit television. Now, those videos are uploaded to SewerAI which uses its software to assess the pipe’s condition and identify abnormalities.

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Work for Oakland County Government

Register for free Virtual Job Fair | Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 1-4 p.m.

Looking for a new, rewarding career? Do you want to work for an employer that provides competitive wages and outstanding benefits? Oakland County government has positions open in a variety of different departments and divisions. Learn more about working for Oakland County and the jobs available by registering to attend this free Virtual Job Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m., hosted by Michigan Works! 

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$1.3 Million Oakland County Stormwater Improvement Project Set In Pontiac

Earlier this year, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash began the Norton Street Innovation stormwater improvement project in Pontiac. This project will improve water quality and create a gathering space for the community to enjoy. The $1.3 million project is being funded by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the American Rescue Plan with 100% loan forgiveness.

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