Charlevoix Township

Water Department

OPERATOR IN CHARGE

DANIEL A. RILEY

Cell: 231-497-8369

Email: water@charlevoixtownship.gov

BACK-UP OPERATOR

Tim Collins

Water Office: 231-437-3869

Email: wateroperations@charlevoixtownship.gov

For Water Bill questions, please call the Township office at 231-547-4611

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Water Rates

Monthly Service Charge

Meter Size

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

1"

$19.25

$21.25

$23.50

$25.75

$28.25

1.5"

$38.50

$42.25

$46.50

$51.25

$56.25

2"

$55.00

$60.50

$66.50

$73.00

$80.50

3"

$82.50

$90.75

$99.75

$109.75

$120.75

4"

$192.00

$212.00

$233.00

$256.00

$282.00

6"

$440.00

$485.00

$535.00

$585.00

$645.00

Secondary Meter Annual

$60.00

$66.00

$72.00

$78.00

$84.00

Secondary Meter Monthly

$5.00

$5.50

$6.00

$6.50

$7.00

Rate increases will begin with the July water bill.

Consumption Fee per 1,000 Gallons

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

$2.25

$2.50

$2.75

$3.00

$3.25

Tapping Fees

Meter Size

Current

1"

$3,250.00

1.5"

$4,250.00

2"

$4,750.00

3"

$5,000.00

4"

$5,500.00

6"

$6,750.00

Secondary Meters

Current

$500.00

$1,050.00

$1,350.00

$3,500.00

$4,300.00

$6,600.00

The above fees are for a single residential equivalent unit (REU) application only. Commercial (multiple REU) applications, or larger and/or multi-family residential applications will require separate computation.

Secondary meters can be purchased from Charlevoix Township for the use of lawn watering/irrigation or sewer deductions. It is the responsibility of the homeowner for the installation of these meters within the specifications of the township. The meter installation/location will be handled on a “Case by Case” basis with approval from the Operator In Charge or his/her designee.

Tap-In Fees

Include tapping of water main by Township, materials and components for connection point at the main. Applicant is responsible for all material/components from main connection point to building, all excavation/trenching, and restoration, including street & sidewalk.

*Township will provide 1″ service from point at main to a curb stop set at the applicant’s right-of-way line for single-family residential service requests only.

Irrigation Meters

An irrigation meter is considered a private meter and all cost associated with its installation, maintenance and replacement are the responsibility of the applicant. Irrigation meters can only be purchased through Charlevoix Township and must be compatible with the current meter reading system.

Turn on/off Service Fee

Any request for emergency on/off service during working hours will have no charge.

Winter Connection Surcharge Fee

Any request for a new service from November 1st through April 1st may incur an added surcharge for winter excavation conditions.

Note About Meter Size

Meter size is not the same as service size. Meters are generally one size smaller than the service pipe without adversely affecting flow. A water meter that is sized down will still have a flow rate that is beyond that of the recommended pipe velocity for the service pipe. The standard meter for 1″ service is a 3/4″ meter (flow rate of 25 to 32 GPM). Max velocity of 1″ copper service is 10 feet/second or 25 GPM.

Water Bill Information

The abbreviations on the Water Bills are as follows:

PB:   Past Balance
MF:  Meter Fee
MR:  Manual Read Fee
WA:  Water Service
W2:  Water Service 2:  Irrigation/Sewer Deduct Meter

Water shut off/on fee

There is a $35 charge for all requests made between the hours of 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

$135 for after hours

NO CHARGE FOR EMERGENCIES

Cross Connection

In accordance to the requirements set forth by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Township of Charlevoix has officially adopted the state of Michigan cross connection rules to protect the public water supply system. A cross connection is defined as a connection or arrangement of piping or appurtenances through which a backflow could occur. Backflow is defined as the undesirable reversal of flow of water of questionable quality, wastes or other contaminants into a public water supply. The purpose of this program is to avoid contamination of the public water supply by preventing and eliminating cross connections. It is the Township of Charlevoix’s intent to carry out a comprehensive and effective cross connection control program (CCCP) to ensure public health is protected and the requirements of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act are complied with.

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