Public Services

Water Distribution And Billing

The Department of Public Services (D.P.S.) maintains the potable water distribution system within the Township. The distribution system is composed of approximately 248 miles of water main, 2700 water main valves, 2524 fire hydrants, and a 750,000 gallon elevated storage facility. The D.P.S. has several preventative maintenance programs that protect the integrity of the water distribution system.

Current Usage Rates: Water & Sewer

Effective 1/8/2024

  • Water: $4.43
  • Sewer: $3.49
  • Combined: $7.92  (Sprinkler Meter) $ 5.10

*** Rates are per 1,000 gallons of water.
*** Readiness to serve charge additional.
      (2024 RATES/CHARGES) Rates Resolution for current Readiness to Serve charges)

Billing Codes:

PB Previous balance

SW Sewer charges based on usage

WT Water charges based on usage

WR System maintenance charge for water mains

SR System maintenance charge for sewer mains.

SK Water usage thru sprinkler meter

FL Fire Line charge (commercial accounts)

For additional information on water/sewer billing you can contact the Water Department by phone at (989) 791-9880. 

Water/Sewer Email Bill -  You can now sign up to have your utility bills emailed to you instead of receiving them in the mail.  Click on the link to start the application process.  Email my water bill application

Automatic Bill Payment Service

Saginaw Charter Township Government participates in the Automatic Bill Payment Service. As a Water and Sewer customer, you have the opportunity to have your bill deducted from your checking or savings account on the bill due date. If you are interested in signing up for this bank drafting service, please contact the Water Department to have a form sent to you or click on the link below to print a form. Once you have signed up for this service you will still receive a regular water bill which will indicate bank drafting on it. Final bills can not be bank drafted.

Bank Draft Form

Saginaw Charter Township Regional Water Quality Report

Dear Customer: We are pleased to provide you with the 2021 Regional Consumer Confidence report. The purpose of this report is to provide you with some details on where our water comes from, what it contains, and any risks that may be associated with drinking the water. The Saginaw Charter Township Department of Public Services is committed to providing you with the safest and most reliable water supply.

2021 Water Quality Report

Concerning Lead in Our Water:

There are no lead water mains or water services in Saginaw Charter Township. Any detection of lead in the drinking water has a direct relationship to the type of plumbing materials that were used in your home. Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to lead in drinking water than the general population. Additional information is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding this report or general questions on water quality and distribution.

Saginaw Charter Township
Department of Public Services
4870 Shattuck Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48603
Telephone - 791-9880 or 791-9870