Water & Sewer

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.
Effective Immediately
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 Sewer Collapse work 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.

Photo from Macomb County PW Dept.

Clogged Pipe Art
Water reduction poster2

Mission Statement


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 27,000 metered customers in the 36 square mile area. The systems water is drawn from 3 master meters; 2 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 City of Detroit, otherwise known as DWSD.