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 ext. 129 immediately upon discovery of an overflow or back up. You must obtain a separate insurance rider for sewer back up claims!
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.
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. 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 a past-due penalty. A drop-box is located outside City Hall for payments.
Save time and money by having your water/sewer bill payments automatically debited from your checking or savings account without having to write checks.
$6.27 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.
$7.43 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.
$13.98 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.
$4.51 per 1,000 gallons
This charge is for the 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 into our eco-system.
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 $26.10. Extra garbage cans are available for $8.00 per can.
Resolution to Establish Water & Sewer Rates & Solid Waste fees