Water Facility & Capacity
Huron Regional Water Authority is a corporation jointly operated by both the City of Bad Axe and Village of Port Austin with one of the newest water plants in Michigan. The plant, built in 2005, is located on the shore of Lake Huron, and is part of the Great Lakes which make up the largest body of freshwater on Earth, accounting for one-fifth of the freshwater surface on the planet at 6 quadrillion gallons.
The HRWA water plant currently has capacity to produce over ½ billion gallons of water annually, with additional capacity available when needed. Water production is distributed to users through new infrastructure including an 18 mile transmission line from the plant, located in Port Austin, to the City of Bad Axe.
The Great Lakes system is a massive, multi-state, bi-national ecosystem that gathers water from sources across the watershed and is deposited in glacier carved basins. Because of how it is gathered, the warmth of the sun and the cold winters it mellows the waters into a source that is second to none, globally. We draw it through filters that protect its unique qualities and composition giving us this sought after resource.