Ann Arbor Water Utility

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
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Population: 114,000
System: Water

Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, named for wives of the village's  founders and the stands of Bur Oak trees. Located about 45 miles west of Detroit and in the Huron River Valley, the city has a total area of 28.70 square miles, 0.87 being water from the Huron River. 

Ann Arbor is the 6th largest city in the state of Michigan. While also home to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is nicknamed "Tree Town" from the dense forestation of its parks and residential areas. The city contains more than 50,000 trees along its streets and an equal number in parks. The city contains 157 municipal parks ranging from small neighborhood green spots to large recreation areas.

Its economy is largely shaped by the University and its dominant sports scene. Beyond sports, Ann Arbor culture is greatly influenced by pervasive performing arts, libraries, and museums. Ann Arbor also hosts an annual Academy Award-qualified Film Festival and art fairs in the summertime. Downtown Ann Arbor features commercial areas, and the city is also home to Briarwood Mall.

The city offers multiple forms of transportation as well, including bus services, airports, and railroads. Also, just two years ago in 2015, Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan Medical Center took the number 1 slot in U.S. News & World Report for best hospital in the state of Michigan.