Laketon Township

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Sewer & Water

Sewer & 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.

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 Emergencies

During normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM), please contact the office.

For AFTER normal business hours please contact Chris Hall’s cell. This number is for EMERGENCIES ONLY!


Payment Times

Your sewer usage bills are billed MONTHLY by Muskegon County DPW and due of the first Friday of every month, please call their office for balances due 231-724-4721

For Users charged by REU (ALL single family homes & any other property WITHOUT municipal water)

REU, stands for Residential Equivalent Unit.  Those billed by REU, are billed a flat rate per unit for sewer usage.  The REU rate is currently $45.46 per REU per month.  

For Users charged by metered water (non-single family homes WITH municipal water)

Sewer usage bills 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.


Fee Schedule

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.

Please call Muskegon County DPW at 231-724-4721 with all questions regarding water connection fees/costs, usage billing &/or meter reading.

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.

Unusually High Bills

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!