Water

About the Division


The Water Division is comprised of four main components, which include:
  • Administration
  • Distribution
  • Metering
  • Production

Administration


The administrative offices handle all billing functions of the division. New accounts are also set up by this office. 

Distribution


The City maintains 5.5 million gallons of storage facilities, 4 pumping stations and 4 deep wells. The water delivery system includes 2 elevated tanks, 85 miles of water main, and 1,200 fire hydrants.
 


Production 


Production is responsible for delivering portable water to all City customers including industrial, commercial, and residential. Approximately 1 billion gallons of Lake Michigan and well water is pumped yearly.

Metering 


The Water Division reads and maintains industrial, commercial, and residential water meters throughout the City.

Water Quality Report


The City is also required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce an annual Water Quality Report (PDF) for its users.

Water Billing


For water billing information and inquiries please visit the Utility Billing page.