Water Department

Phone: 269-679-4304

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:

  • March 1
  • June 1
  • September 1
  • December 1

Effective April 17, 2017:

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
Amount Meter Size
$26.25 5/8” – 3/4”
$43.50 1”
$86.75 1 1/2”
$138.75 2″
$277.75 3″
$434.00 4″

 

Non-residents shall be charged 150% of above rates.

Water Turn On and Turn Off Rates
Turn off/on for non-payment: $75.00
Customer requested turn off/on, if on/off requested received after 4:00 p.m. Friday through Monday at 8:00 a.m. and on holidays: $100.00
Otherwise: $75.00

 

 

Water Tap-In Fees
Amount Meter Size
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.