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Water

City of Eaton Rapids Water Department

  • Water System Facts:
  • 7 Wells
  • 3.6 Million Gallon Per Day Capacity
  • 2 Elevated Storage Tanks with 1,000,000 gallon storage capacity
  • 44 Miles of Water Mains
  • 569 Water Valves
  • 298 Fire Hydrants

Our Plant Operators are licensed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Water Department Employees:

View the 2013 Water Quality Report

View the 2014 Water Consumers Confidence Report

Readings:

A water meter is read once each month.  This reading is obtained by transmission from a newly installed tower that is located on one of the Water Towers.

Your reading is obtained from a device that is known as a remote meter reading system.  The meter inside your home is connected to an outside device which is hooked to the telephone lines.  The remote system is triggered to “wake-up” on a daily basis to register reads.  It is important to note that if your meter is not working properly, then the meter will stop, meters NEVER speed up.

Why is my bill so high?

Often, when Eaton Rapids residents receive their bills, they wonder why it is so high.  Residents are billed monthly for water usage.  One thing to keep in mind is that the bill reflects usage for the previous month.  In other words, a bill received in January, that is due January 15th, is for water that was used in the month of December.

  • Leaks – A slow drip can add up to 15-20 gallons a day.  Your water meter is the best detective for finding sizeable leaks in your home.  The meter, located usually in the basement of your home, registers in gallons.  Turn everything off carefully, so no water is being used anywhere in the house.  Then check the position of the meter dials for about 15 minutes.  If it hasn’t moved, you have a relatively water-tight home.  But if it has moved, start checking hose connections, faucets, and toilets.

Payment Drop Box

A Payment Drop Box for your utility bill payment is located in front of City Hall, 200 S. Main Street.  Bills are always due the 15th of the month.