Hire a contractor to install the water service line or install it yourself. If a service line is already installed, it must be exposed at the property line before the Water Department can make the water connection.
Obtain a plumbing permit at the Building Department, which is located on the third floor of Township Hall. The Building Department charges a fee for the permit, which includes future inspection of the plumbing for the water meter. Underground plumbing inspection must be performed by the Building Department prior to the Water Department making the water connection.
Complete the permit and pay the water connection fees at the Water Department. If paid in full, a 1-inch tap with 5/8-inch meter is $2,424 in full, or, a down payment of $1,449 with $33.95 added to the usage bill quarterly for 10 years at 6.5% interest.
Upon completion and payment of steps 2 and 3 above, it takes approximately 2 weeks before the Water Department can make the water connection. However, if you are completely out of water and can demonstrate an emergency, we will try to make the connection within 72 hours.
Once the Water Department makes the connection, the plumbing must be completed by the homeowner or plumbing contractor before the meter installation.
Once the plumbing is completed, notify the Building Department to perform a rough plumbing inspection. They can be reached at the automated inspection request line 248-674-2644 or 248-674-4250.
Once the Building Department has approved the rough plumbing, notify the Water Department at 248-674-2278 and schedule an appointment to have the meter installed.
You will receive a usage bill every 3 months. For homeowners that have public sewer, the minimum water/sewer bill per quarter is $91.40 this includes $20.42 for 1,000 cubic feet of water and $70.98 for sewage disposal. Each additional 100 cubic feet of water is $2.56 and sewer is $3.90 per each 100 cubic feet starting at 0.