Water & Sewer
Macomb Township Water and Sewer Department is dedicated to the health, safety, and welfare of the community. Our goal is meet and exceed all federal, state and local requirements in providing the highest quality of drinking water, fire protection flows and the most efficient sewage disposal system.
The Macomb Township Water and Sewer Department provides drinking water to approximately 29,800 metered customers in the 36 square mile area. The systems water is drawn from 3 master meters; 2 located along 24 Mile Road, 1 at Romeo Plank Road and the other at Card Road; and one at Fairchild Road and 21 Mile Road. The water traversing through the master meters is supplied and purchased from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA).
Water & Sewer Permits
In order to obtain Township water and/or sanitary sewer service, a permit must be acquired. A water and/or sewer permit has several components to the document, which will vary the cost of the permit.
Two key elements are tap fees (size of service) and frontage fees (total front footage of your property). If you have not paid for your frontage fees by a Special Assessment in the past, then a frontage fee for water and/or sewer will be applied at the time of permit. Permits for water and/or sewer can be obtained at the Department of Water and Sewer located at 51650 Card Road, just north of 23 Mile Road.
Water Systems and COVID-19
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) wants to assure our communities that the water we produce remains of unquestionable quality. We use disinfection and treatment processes that are effective in removing viruses, including the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus. Your tap water continues to be safe for drinking, cooking and maintaining personal hygiene during the COVID-19 outbreak.
GLWA continues to use the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has developed a Frequently Asked Questions page that is linked our website (glwater.org).
Below is their guidance on drinking water:
Can the COVID-19 virus spread through drinking water?
The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.
GLWA is working with water service sector organizations such as Water Environment Federation (WEF), Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and American Water Works Association (AWWA), as well as health organization such as World Health Organization (WHO), CDC, and state and local units of government to keep abreast of information, developments and best practices during this pandemic. Click here to see the State of Michigan’s dedicated webpage on COVID-19.
Water and Sewer balances transferred to winter taxes will be charged a 15% transfer fee. To avoid transfer, your previous balance must be paid by October 31.
Wipes Clog Pipes
The filter screen seen here is covered in “ragging” — scores of disposable wipes and other products that have been flushed down the toilet. This pump, part of the by-pass system at the 15 Mile Road site loses capacity as wipes clogs the screens around the pump or bind up the pump’s motor. Of course, no screening system is as good as catching the problem at the source — eliminating the wipes from entering the system in the first place. Use the wipes — just be sure that they end up in the trash after use. Wipes Flyer.