The Water Department performs daily monitoring of wells and provides chemical treatment of the water system to ensure water is safe for human consumption. The department also provides fluoride to assist in the prevention of tooth decay. The Water Department is also responsible for maintenance of the water lines, meter installation, and meter reading.
The Water Department flushes hydrants twice a year, during the months of April and October. Hydrant flushing is done to remove any sediments or minerals that may have settled in the water lines.
The Village of Schoolcraft has a Wellhead Protection Program that was approved by the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality). This program provides for possible contamination sites, increases public awareness, provides awareness of water-contamination issues, explores possible sites for new wells, and promotes the plugging of abandoned wells.
The Village of Schoolcraft issues water bills on a quarterly basis as follows:
Effective March 1, 2016:
The water rate is $4.42 per 1,000 gallons.
The Readiness to Serve Charge located on your quarterly water bill is a fee charged to all customers based on the size of the water pipe into the location.
|Quarterly Readiness to Serve Charges|
|$17.48||5/8” – 3/4”|
Non-residents shall be charged 150% of above rates.
|Water Turn On and Turn Off Rates|
|Turn off/on for non-payment:||$50.00|
|Turn off/on for interference, obstruction, tampering, or any other reason:||$50.00|
|Customer requested turn off/on because of emergency or for reason other than vacation if off/on request is received between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, holidays excluded:||$50.00|
|Customer requested turn off/on because of emergency or for reason other than vacation if on/off request is received after 4 p.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Monday and holidays:||$75.00|
|Vacation turn off/on (1 month or longer) provided turn off/on can be accomplished between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, holidays excluded:||$15.00|
|Water Tap-In Fees|
|To be determined.||3/4″ Service|
|To be determined.||1″ Service|
Services larger than 1” will be charged according to cost of materials, labor, and equipment at the time of installation.