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)
Water Rate Increase
In March of 2019, The Township Board authorized an increase in water rates. The increase is due to rising cost of operations in the DPW and an increase the Township received from Genesee County for our annual RTS Charge. The County RTS Charge fluctuates annually and is based on water usage during our highest usage months throughout the year (Typically during irrigation season). The Township DPW keeps our water rates very close to our operating budget so we could not absorb the increase this year.
Note their was no increase from the County for purchasing water.
The new 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.