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    Public Advisory for Drinking Water Customers

     The City of Royal Oak released a public advisory on Oct. 29, 2019 for its nearly 24,000 water customers after testing found lead concentrations exceeding the Action Level established by the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act (MSDWA). This advisory is meant to provide the steps the city will take moving forward, which include more testing and an extensive public education campaign.

    Please take the time to read Royal Oak's public advisory at www.romi.gov/leadtesting. It will provide context and understanding concerning Royal Oak's test results as it relates to lead levels in the water. It will also outline actions that you can take as well as steps the city will be taking. You will also find links to several resources from the State of Michigan, Oakland County and other sources.

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    Oh...Rats!

    It is commonly known that there are rats in Royal Oak. With construction and other displacement factors, they are always looking for new places to nest. 


    Keep Rodents Away


    You may not have a nest on your property, but you may unknowingly be contributing to the problem.  Prevention is much easier and cheaper than fighting an infestation. Here are some tips.
    • Rats need a food source.  It can be up to 300 feet away from their nest. Dog waste, bird seed, and garbage are rat favorites. They can survive on ONE ounce of food per day. The more food, the more rats.
    • Rats need a place to live.  Underground holes, often near buildings, wood piles, discarded items etc. are a sign you may have rats living in your yard. 
    • Rats do not respect property lines.  They think this is their neighborhood.  Their dining room may be in one lot while their bedrooms are several lots away.

    Visit https://www.romi.gov/documentcenter/view/133
    for more information or call 248-246-3201.

  3. RO App

    City Launches Mobile App



    Find out what's happening, get meeting agendas, discover employment opportunities within the city and more.

    Here are the links:

    Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/live-royal-oak/id1175122429?mt=8

    Google Play Store:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.civicplus.mi_royaloak

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    Why Does My Street Flood When It Rains?


    Here are five things you should know about temporary ponding on residential streets after it rains.

    1: City sewers can only handle a certain amount of flow, and when sewers are overloaded, they can back-up into residents’ basements.

    Read more.


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    Watch WROK Online 


    WROK Video Streams of various boards and committees are available here! In order to view this stream, it is recommended that you have a high speed internet connection.

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    Where to Go for a Helping Hand


    Each year the Royal Oak Public Library compiles a list of places that can provide assistance for the following: temporary day and overnight shelter; groceries; meals; clothing; referrals; transportation; and housing.

    To download the list, click here.


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    I Got a Ticket. Now What?

    If you are issued a traffic ticket, you may be subject to fines and points on your driving record.  If the infraction a misdemeanor, in addition to fines and points on your driving record, the penalty may include a jail sentence. Both civil infractions and misdemeanor tickets may be disputed in a court hearing or trial.

    Learn more.