Department of Public Works

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Department of Public Works
Greg Randall, DPW Superintendent
Office: (810) 385-4489 ~ Facsimile: (810) 385-9010

WATER/SEWER RATES

Quarterly Water Charge (Metered)
0 – 1000 Cubic Ft. $ 33.00 Eff. 04-01-18 billing
100 Cubic Ft. (Add’l) 3.30
Maintenance Fee per residential unit 5.00 (Effective 04-01-17)
Quarterly Non-Metered Water Charge
3/4″ Service Line $120.86 Eff. 04-01-18 billing
1″ Service Line 195.15

Quarterly Sewer Charge (With Metered Water)
0 – 1000 Cubic Ft. $ 28.00 (Effective 04-01-18)
100 Cubic Ft. (Additional) 2.80 (Effective 04-01-18)
Maintenance Fee per residential unit 5.00 (Effective 04-01-17)
Quarterly Sewer Charge With Non-Metered Water
3/4″ Water Line $ 101.69 (Effective 04-01-18)
1″ Water Line 169.49 (Effective 04-01-18)

Quarterly Water/Sewer Ready-to-Serve/Meter Charge
Effective 04/01/17 (previously updated 01/01/2010)
5/8″x 3/4″ Meter $30.00 3″ Meter $350.00
3/4″ SL Meter 50.00 4″ Meter 600.00
1″ Meter 75.00 6″ Meter 1,500.00
1 1/2″ Meter 140.00 8″ Meter 2,000.00
2″ Meter 210.00 10″ Meter 3,500.00

Misc. Charges on Quarterly Billings
On/Off Charge $  25.00 During normal working hours (Effective 03/04/15)
Overtime Charge Actual cost of Employee – Not less than $ 25.00
NSF Check Fee $  15.00 (Effective 04/21/15)
Cross Connection $  30.00 Per Visit
Meter Body 5/8″ x 3/4″ $  61.00
Meter Body 1″ $ 166.00
Meter Head (Up to 1″) $  45.00
Box & Rod $ 50.00

Sprinkler Meters
Meter 5/8″ x 3/4″ Initial Cost
Minimum Quarterly Billing
Meter Charge 250.00 Water Consumption 33.00 (0-1000 c.f.)
Template Charge 92.00 Ready to Serve Fee 15.00 **

Total

$ 342.00

Total

$ 48.00
Meter 3/4″ SL (Initial Cost) Minimum Quarterly Billing
Meter Charge 300.00 Water Consumption 33.00  (0-1000 c.f.)
Template Charge 92.00 Ready to Serve Fee 25.00 **

Total

$ 392.00

Total

$ 58.00
Meter 1″ (Initial Cost) Minimum Quarterly Billing
Meter Charge 350.00 Water Consumption 33.00  (0-1000 c.f.)
Template Charge 147.00 Ready to Serve Fee 37.50 **

Total

$ 497.00

Total

$ 70.50
Please Note: The second meter may not be turned on or off unless the principal meter is simultaneously turned on or off. The minimum water consumption charge shall be imposed and charged for the second water meter consumption so long as the principal (domestic) meter to the premise is in use.

The Fort Gratiot Township Board approved to reduce the readiness to serve charge (CODE 20) for second meter customers by one half (1/2) effective with the 04-01-1998 billings.

Rates Updated 07/20/2016, 04/01/2017,04/01/18

We frequently get asked about the costs for filling a pool from your tap. For the most current quote, please contact Cindy at (810) 385-4489 x1110. You may also calculate an estimated cost using the formulas below. The examples are based 25,000 gallon pool with rates that are current as of billing effective April 1, 2018.

There a few pieces of information required to calculate the cost, whether you are calling us or estimating on your own:

  • The gallons of water your pool holds
  • If you have water only (with a septic field) or water and sewer
  • Our current water and sewer rates

On the home page, under Quick Links on the left, there is a link for Utility Billing Search & Pay (or click here) where you can enter your account name or address to view the current bill and a history of prior bills. This may help to compare the current quarter to see what you have previously paid for the same time period and whether you are a water and sewer customer or if you are a water only customer.

Now that you have the info, above, you are ready to call us or estimate on your own.

To estimate on your own, first convert the number of gallons your pool holds into cubic feet. To do this, multiply the number of gallons by 0.1337 to obtain cubic feet (c.f.).

  • Example: 25,000 gallons x .1337 = 3,342.50 cubic feet.

Next, take your calculated cubic feet and divide by 1000 to get the MCF (per 1000 c.f.)

  • Example: 3,342.50 c.f. divided by 1,000 = 3.34250 MCF

Now multiply that figure by the current applicable rate(s).

  • Example-Water customer only: 3.34250 x $33.00 (current water rate) = $110.30 for the water cost
  • Example-Water & sewer customer: 3.34250 x $28.00 (current sewer rate) = $ 93.59 plus the $110.30 for water = $203.89

Generally the costs for filling your pool through your tap can be less expensive than a delivery service, but it can take hours to accomplish. If you choose to fill your pool on your own, you may have decreased water pressure while your hose or hoses are filling. Our Fire Department and DPW do not fill pools with our tankers; and in no instance should anyone turn on a fire hydrant for personal use.