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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay my bill at the bank?

The Chemical Bank branch in Sanford ONLY will accept water bill payments for us UP TO 2 DAYS BEFORE THE SHUTOFF DATE. If you have received a shut off notice, it is best to deliver the payment directly to our office to ensure timely posting. For your convenience, we have an after hours drop box located just outside our fence. Drop box is checked daily. Please do not use cash when using the Drop Box and include the top portion of your bill with your payment.

Can I pay my bill with a credit or debit card?

Unfortunately we do not accept credit or debit cards.

Can you waive my penalty?

The board does not allow us to waive penalties. Payment must be received by 5pm on the due date or a 10% penalty will be assessed.

How do I get the water bill taken out of my name or put into my name?

If you have purchased or sold the home, please contact our office either by phone or e-mail and we will be happy to process your request. We need to receive a phone call from both the buyer and seller of the property to complete the transfer. You must be able to provide the date of possession or closing date when you call. We do not put water bills into the name of a renter. Please call if further information is needed regarding rental situations.

How does your Auto Draft program work?

First, the customer must fill out an Auto-Pay Enrollment form. They can get this form from the WD#1 website, or pick one up at our office during regular business hours. Once filled out, the customer can either mail it to the office or drop it off during regular business hours. WD#1 will make an ACH withdrawal from the customer’s bank account during the first week of the month after the bills go out. For example, if bills go out in the middle of August, WD#1 will make an ACH withdrawal during the first week in September. The customer will receive a hard copy of their bill for record keeping. There will be a note on the bill that reads “AUTO DRAFT DO NOT PAY”. Please call if further information on Auto-Pay Enrollment is needed.

Water District #1 Of Midland County

Fax: 989-687-9145

Hours:

Monday - Friday
8AM-Noon & 1PM-5PM
(with the exception of holidays)

Mailing Address:

PO Box 320
Sanford MI 48657

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