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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 $16.75/quarter

1” meter $18.43/quarter

1 1/2“ meter $30.15/quarter

2” meter $48.58/quarter

3” meter $184.25/quarter

Current Water Usage Rate:

$4.20 per thousand gallons

Ready to Serve Fees for Multi-Unit Factor:

Number of Units x $16.75

(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 driven sump pumps use 3 gallons of water to pump out 1 gallon of water. If you own a home with a water driven sump pump (one that uses city water to work when the power goes out), you will be responsible for any bills resulting from said use of that sump pump. Not being aware that it is running, the bill can be significant over the course of the quarterly billing period. Be aware that there are alarms that can be purchased at many home improvement stores and installed on these pumps so you will know when they are running.

Payment Options:

Mail (PO Box 320, Sanford, MI 48657)

Office Water District No. 1  – 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 (no cash please)

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

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


  • Bills are due:
    • March 18, 2019
    • June 17, 2019
    • September 16, 2019
    • December 16, 2019

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 16, 2019
    • April 17, 2019
    • July 17, 2019
    • October 16, 2019
  • Shutoffs will OCCUR on:
    • January 17, 2019
    • April 18, 2019
    • July 18, 2019
    • October 17, 2019

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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