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2019 Water, Sewer & Solid Waste Rates/Fees

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Notice for City Residents

If you experience an overflow or back up of a sewage disposal system or storm water system, you must immediately file a written claim with the City of Litchfield after the back up or overflow has been discovered.  Notice should be mailed to the City Clerk's office at 221 Jonesville St., Litchfield, MI 49252-0236.  Contact Tony Langhann at (517) 542-2921 immediately upon discovery of an overflow or back up.  You must obtain a separate insurance rider for sewer back up claims!

Billing Information

Pay by Mail 
     Water bills are due on the 20th of the month. Postmarks are not honored. Payment must be received at City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on the 20th or the next regular business day if the 20th is on a weekend or a holiday. A past due penalty charge of 5% will be applied to the account for payments entered after that time. Failure to receive a bill does not waive past due penalty. A drop-box is located outside City Hall for payments.
Pay Your Water Bill Automatically 
     Save time and money by having your water/sewer bill payments automatically debited from your checking or savings account without having to write checks. For more information...
Pay Your Water Bill Online 
     Click on the link on the right side of the page. For complete instructions...
Attention Snow Birds! 
  • Sign up for automatic payment for your water bill, or
  • Call or e-mail the City Clerk to temporarily change the mailing address for your bill. Please be sure to notify us when you return to Litchfield so we can update your address.
  • The water can be shut off at the curb to limit concerns with pipes freezing within the building.    

Monthly Utility Bill Break Down

Water:  $4.71 per 1,000 gallons

This rate is referred to as the commodity charge based upon the metered amount of water used and reflects the utility's unit cost to treat the water. This charge is for operation, maintenance and replacement of the water system.

Ready to Serve:  $5.58 Monthly System Maintenance Fee - 3/4" meter

This rate is a flat charge referred to as the availability charge which reflects the utility's cost to keep water available even if none is being used and is based upon your meter size.

Sewer:  $3.48 per 1,000 gallons

This charge is for operation, maintenance and replacement of the wastewater system; this charge is based on the metered water consumption. Sewer charges are not based on sewage flow as that would be very expensive. Therefore, the charge is based on water consumption because, the more water you use, the more wastewater the City must transport and ultimately treat before it can be released back in to our eco-system.

Ready to Serve:  $10.80 Monthly System Maintenance Fee

This rate is a flat charge referred to as the availability charge for unmetered wastewater services and reflects the utility's cost to treat wastewater  even if none is being used.

Solid Waste: $21.45

This residential fee covers the cost of maintaining the Sanitation fund, which includes curbside recycling, brush pickup, leaf pickup and regular garbage pickup. Seniors over the age of 55 are eligible for a discounted rate of $19.77.

For a Full Rate Schedule...