Public Works



Department of Public Works   
 DPW Director Pic
  Jeff Sears, Director of Public Works
 
5371 South Saginaw Street
Grand Blanc MI, 48439
810-424-2640

Water Generated Sump Pumps
Winter Snow Removal
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 uptick 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.  

Sump Pump

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.sump pump
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.
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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: 
Snow Plow Truck

  • 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.