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Current Fees And Charges For Services

Charges for water and services are based upon the number of thousand gallons that pass through the meter in a billing period, a Readiness to Serve fee based on meter size, a Local Unit fee determined by your Local Government, and any other service charges that may be incurred.

In order to prepare the water bills, each water meter is read four times a year – approximately two weeks before the bills are sent out.

Bills are sent to each customer four times a year and are due in the months of March, June, September, and December.

Ready to Serve Fees:

5/8” meter: $17.85/quarter

1” meter: $24.99/quarter

1/5” meter: $32.13/quarter

2” meter: $51.77/quarter

3” meter: $196.35/quarter

Current Water Usage Rate:

$4.20 per thousand gallons

Ready to Serve Fees for Multi-Unit Factor:

Number of Units x $17.85

(Ex: Mobile Home Parks, Strip Mall, Apartments, Duplexes, etc.)

Local Unit Fees as determined by your Local Government.

Multi-Unit Factor applies: Number of Units x LU fee established by Local Government.

Lincoln Twsp. $7.50 per unit

Jerome Twsp. $10.00 per unit

Village of Sanford $5.00 per unit

Lee Twsp. $55.00 per unit

Other Service Charges:

Water Shut-Off $25.00

Water Turn-On $25.00

Service Call $25.00 plus T & M

Water Shut-Off/Turned-On after business hours: $50/hour (portal to portal)

NSF Check or NSF ACH $35.00

*All fees and charges subject to change

Water District No.1 – Payment Options:

Office Location: 246 E. Price Road, Midland, MI 48642 (Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

After Hours: Drop-box at Water District No. 1 gate

Auto Draft is available: Payment is taken from the customer’s checking or savings account. Forms are located under Customer Links (contact office for questions 687-2709)

Online Payment: See the Online Bill Payment link or click here to be directed to the online payment site.

Mail: PO Box 320, Sanford, MI 48657
Mailing bills is NOT recommended as payments often get lost in the mail. If you do choose to mail, please give yourself ample time for it to get here. ONLY SEND MAILED PAYMENTS TO THE PO BOX ADDRESS LISTED HERE, NOT TO THE PHYSICAL ADDRESS.


  • Bills are due:
    • March 20
    • June 19
    • September 18
    • December 18

Late fees and penalties will not be waived for any reason.
Penalties are 10% of the balance outstanding after the above due date.

  • Bills MUST be paid by this date at 5 pm to avoid shutoff:
    • January 18
    • April 19
    • July 19
    • October 18
  • Shutoffs will OCCUR on:
    • Jan 19 2023
    • April 20 2023
    • July 20 2023
    • October 19 2023

Payment must be RECEIVED by 5 pm the day before shutoff day to avoid being shut off.
If water gets shut off, payment in full, plus a $50.00 turn on fee must be paid in order to restore service.

Water District #1 Of Midland County

Fax: 989-687-9145


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

Mailing Address:

PO Box 320
Sanford MI 48657

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