Each household in the City is billed bi-monthly a ready to serve fee to cover the costs associated with the operation, maintenance, and upgrades of the Water and Wastewater Utilities. Each household is also billed per 1000 gallons of water and sewer usage which is read by a high-tech radio read water meter reading system. Water meters are read the last week of the following months: January, March, May, July, September, and November. Water and sewer bills are then due the 3rd Friday of the proceeding month. Your water and sewer bill also includes your weekly trash pickup fee. The City Treasurer oversees the utility billing. If you have any questions regarding your utility bill please contact Barb at City Hall (989) 435-9343
2015 Water and Sewer Rates (in City limits):
Water Ready to Serve Fee: $43.76
Water use per 1000 gallons: $ 2.25
Sewer Ready to Serve Fee: $34.09
Sewer per 1000 gallons: $ 3.95
Past due utility fee is 10% of total bill
24 hour shut off hand delivery fee $25.00
If your water is shutoff for non-payment you will be charged a $100 turn on fee plus your entire water bill will be due in full.
Turn off fee for seasonal residents $120.00
Turn on/off fee for homes that are for sale $25.00 per occurrence
EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2014
On your most recent bill you may notice a new “DS” charge. This charge is being required by USDA so the City will be within the proper sustainable levels for debt service and bond reserve requirements. Basically, the city has not been charging enough for water and sewer in the passed and the USDA is requiring us to “catch up” in the next couple years. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Bi-monthly Garbage Service Rates $20.86
The City utilizes garbage services through Waste Management. The City trash is picked up every Friday, please have your waste barrels out early in the morning. Waste Management will pick up one large item per week with your trash pick up if they are contacted before trash pickup occurs, you can contact Waste Management at: 1-800-796-9696. If you have other concerns regarding trash pickup you can contact City Hall.