DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Department of Public Works
Jeff Sears, Director of Public Works
Flint MI, 48507
Utility Bill Payment Questions: 424-2600 (Treasury)
Water and Sewer Questions: 424-2640 (DPW)
Road Questions: 767-4920 (GCRC)
Drainage Complaints: 732-1590 (GCDC)
Annual Hydrant Flushing and Pumping Program
PLEASE BE ADVISED
The Grand Blanc Township Department of Public Works has begun its annual fire hydrant flushing and pumping program. For the next several weeks, DPW Staff will be visting every hydrant in the Township flowing water through it to check performance, and then pumping them dry for the winter. During this operation, it is possible that you may experiance rusty colored or cloudy water. If you experiance these conditions, please run water on the lowest level of your home through a bathtub or wash sink for several minutes until the discoloration clears. Should you have any questions in reagrds to hydrant flushing and pumping, please feel free to contact us at (810) 424-2640.
Water and Sewer rates can be found here:
Current Water and Sewer Rates
Click below on current information regarding sewer cleaning.
Water Generated Sump Pumps
Do you check your sump pump on a regular basis? Although your basement is dry, is it because your back-up system is doing all of the work? Recently, we have seen an up tick in sump pump failures. The reason these get back to the Township Water/Sewer Department is because many homes have water generated sump pumps as a back-up.
Although this is one of your safest ways to keep your basement dry during a power outage, it does no justice for your water bill after running undetected for several days, or even weeks because your primary, electric sump pump may have gone bad. We have seen cases where some residents have had a several thousand-dollar water bill because their water generated sump pump ran for a few weeks without anyone knowing. Due to the on/off nature, our meter reading system does not detect this as a leak and will not alarm us.
There is very little the Township can do to adjust a water bill once the water is used because we have to buy the water from Genesee County.
Take a minute today to see if you have a water powered back-up sump pump and consider installing an alarm on it so you know when it is active.
Winter Snow Removal
Michiganders know that it is coming every winter and nothing can be done to avoid it…. SNOW!
The Grand Blanc Township DPW plows approximately 110 miles of residential streets in support of the Genesee County Road Commissions snow removal efforts in our Township. Here are some things to remember this winter:
- Please do not park in the road if at all possible. Once we go by your home and drive around your vehicle, we will not be back to clean up after you have moved your vehicles.
- Please do not place your garbage cans in the road on garbage days. Our drivers cannot stop to pick up your garbage if it is knocked over by the force of the snow.
- These trucks are huge! They are loud and have a lot of power behind them. They are not driving 50 mph through your subdivision. These trucks are lucky to go 15 mph down your street.