Wolverine Worldwide 2017 Sampling Data & Interim Work Plan

On November 9, 2017, we announced results of the water sampled for testing from our former Tannery site, the Rogue River, and Rum Creek [Wolverine Worldwide Releases Test Results From Former Tannery Site, Rogue River & Rum Creek].  These results showed that no drinking water is at risk, and that there is no health risk from swimming or recreational contact.

In our continuing effort to keep you informed and give you the facts, below is a link to the complete report summarized in our announcement, which includes the interim workplan we submitted to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Wolverine Worldwide 2017 Sampling Data & Interim Work Plan

Wolverine Expands Whole House Water Filter Program

Homeowners in the House Street Southeast Expansion Area whose water tests positive for PFOA or PFOS are eligible for a whole house filter

Wolverine Worldwide today announced it is expanding its whole house filtration program to include all homes in the House Street Southeast Expansion Area that have confirmed test results with any detection of PFOA or PFOS.

To read the full press release, click the link below.

Wolverine Expands Whole House Water Filter Program

Wolven Avenue Sampling Update

Beginning this week, Wolverine will be sampling approximately 175 wells for PFAS in the vicinity of Wolven Avenue between 10 Mile and 11 Mile Roads.  The sampling will be conducted by Rose & Westra/GZA, Wolverine’s environmental engineers.

This sampling is being conducted because the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) received reports that liquid tannery byproducts were used by a few farmers in this area in the 1950s or 1960s.  Reports indicate that these farmers applied the byproducts to their fields, and that they valued the lime content in particular as a fertilizer.  According to experts, soil that has been amended with liquid tannery byproducts poses no health impacts to humans or animals, including vegetation that may have been grown in this type of soil.

Wolverine began notifying homeowners on November 13, 2017, and sampling is expected to begin later this week.  All homeowners in this area are being provided with bottled water while waiting for their results, which we expect to be available within four weeks after sampling.

Wolverine continues to work with the MDEQ to identify and test possible sites. Every resident whose water is being tested has a water solution until they have answers.  While the science is not conclusive, we’re working proactively to develop solutions, share information with you, and restore our community’s confidence in its drinking water.

Call Center Update (Week of November 6)

To aid in our transparency, over the next several weeks, we will be posting weekly call center updates every Monday for the previous week. These metrics will address the number of calls made by our team, the number of calls we have received, the number of call backs needed, the number of unanswered emails and the number of emails sent by our call center to support the community.

Calls Received 44
Calls Made 33
Call Backs Needed 0
Unanswered Emails 5
Emails Sent 23

Any residents with questions are encouraged to contact us directly at 616.866.5627 or HouseStreet@wwwinc.com.