If you feel your municipal water bill is unusually high or you have seen a recent spike in your usage/bill - here is a checklist to use to check for potential leaks that could be costing you money!  CLICK HERE!

Septic System Info

Roughly two-thirds of Laketon Township homes have private septic systems, not municipal sewer connections.  Click Here for a Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - make sure you are doing everything necessary to keep and maintain a properly operating septic system!

Sewer and Water - Basic Information

Municipal sewer service and municipal water service availability varies around the township.  Some homes have just sewer, some just water, some both and some are completely on private wells and septic systems.  Generally speaking, municipal sewer &/or water is located mainly in the east and southeast portions of the Laketon Township.  If you have questions about what is available to a particular address, please call Laketon Township Hall at 231-744-2454.

For Municipal Water Quality Reports, click this link to visit the Muskegon County Department of Public Works webpage dedicated to water quality reports.  Thank you.



Sewer Billing Information

Connection to municipal sewer involves a few costs.  These are connection costs (assessment), installation costs and usage costs.  Once connection is completed, there are ongoing usage costs that are billed on a monthly basis.  Click here to read the Sewer Ordinance.  Click here to read Appendix A

Sewer Connection Costs: 

Please call Laketon Township if you have any questions about municipal sewer connections and associated costs or  monthly usage rates.  The office is open Monday - Friday 8:30 and to 4:30 pm (excluding holidays).

Sewer Usage Costs: 

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 2018 - Your sewer usage bills will begin being billed MONTHLY rather than quarterly by Muskegon County DPW, please call their office for balances due 231-724-4721.  Click here for a detailed information letter.

  • For Users charged by REU (ALL single family homes & any other property WITHOUT municipal water) - As of 07/01/2018, the rate is $45.46/month per Residential Equivalent Unit (REU).  REU is basically a single family home - other uses such as businesses, home daycare centers etc. will be billed based on the REU assigned to that particular type of use as listed in Appendix A.  
  • Effective March 1, 2019 - For Users charged by metered water (non-single family homes WITH municipal water) - the usage bill will now be based on water meter reading and the rate will be $10.18 per unit (a unit is 100 cubic feet of water or 748.5 gallons).  One REU ($45.46) will be the minimum charged.





SEWER EMERGENCY???:  During normal business hours (M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, excluding holidays) please call 231-744-2454 regarding sewer emergencies. 

If you have a sewer related EMERGENCY - AFTER normal business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday) please call Laketon Township Building Official Chris Hall at 231-578-1646.  This number is for AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES ONLY!



Water Billing Information

Connection to municipal water involves several costs:  connection cost (also known as an assessment fee), stub fee, meter fee, installation costs and usage costs.  Once connection is completed there are ongoing usage costs that are billed on a monthly basis.


If you are already connected to municipal water and have a water related emergency AFTER HOURS call the normal number at 231-724-4721 and follow the instructions on the recording.

For more information, you can visit the County Public Works website by clicking HERE.


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