Department of Public Services
23480 Sumpter Rd
Belleville, Michigan 48111
Phone: (734) 461–6201 Ext. 12242#
AFTER HOUR EMERGENCIES
Please Call (734) 461-6898 An On-Call Person Will Be Available.
We Respond To All Emergencies 24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week
If You Have a Water or Sewer Emergency during Normal Business Hours
Please Contact Us at (734) 461-6201 Ext. 12242#
Currently only about 20% of the Township is serviced by sewers. Most of our sewer customers are part of our new grinder pump system. These pumps are owned by the resident and certain care procedures should be followed. We will be mailing out a letter to our customers on these procedures. Please note that it is the residents’ responsibility to provide an electric supply to these pumps. If your electricity goes out for any reason you should limit your use of your sewer. More specifics will be addressed in your upcoming letters.
Helpful Water Tips
- A household faucet runs at 3 to 5 gallons a minute
- The average American family turns on the water tap 70-to-100 times per day. [U.S. EPA]
- Twice a year, check all faucets inside and outside for leaks. Replace worn out fixtures, washers, O-rings, and hose connections. Turn off faucets firmly.
- A faucet that drips at the rate of one drop per second will waste 2,700 gallons in 12 months. [American Water and Energy Savers, Inc.]
- Check appliances' connecting hoses and faucets for leaks. Even a pinhole leak wastes up to 170 gallons a day.
- 40% of the water used each day by the average person is flushed down the toilet. [Fiji Natural Artesian Water]
- Install a low flow showerhead and keep showers under five minutes.
- Avoid using the toilet for a wastebasket. Every flush you eliminate can save between two and seven gallons of water.
- Filling the bath tub uses about 30 gallons of water. Plug the tub when you shower; how full does the tub get?
- Wash clothes wisely. Match washer's load selector to your load size.
If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact the Water and Sewer Department at (734) 461-6201 ext. 12242#.
Senior Citizen Water Rates
Postcards were mailed out to all residents indicating that the Board has approved the “Special Senior Water Rate.” Applications are now available in the Treasurer’s Office. In order to be eligible you must be 65 years or older, be a Sumpter Township resident homeowner, and be able to provide proof of both, and sign an affidavit. The purpose of the affidavit is to bill you for your actual water usage, instead of the current minimum billing procedure. This procedure will be implemented in the coming months on your quarterly water bill. If you have any questions, please contact us at (734) 461-6201 ext 12242#.
Make Sure Your Bill Is Accurate
Make sure we are charging you for actual usage on your water bills. The front of your water bill will have “A” for “actual” and “E” for “estimated” readings. Your sewer charges will be based on your water usage. If you have a dog, locked gate or some other reason that we cannot get a good “actual” reading, please call to make arrangements. . If your bills are estimated and you do not know why, please call (734) 461-6201, ext 12242#.