Department of Public Works

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Mission Statement:
 
The primary function of the Almont Department of Public Works is to provide its residents with high quality municipal services.  These services include snow and ice removal, storm water drainage, water supply and distribution, maintenance to the sewer main, vehicle fleet maintenance, maintenance and improvements of roads and public property, maintenance to the Village/Township Office grounds, maintenance to the Almont Community Park grounds and maintenance to all water and sewer facilities.
 
We are committed to distributing safe drinking water and protecting our water system from contamination.  We strive to provide all services in a prompt, courteous and professional manner.
 
 
 
Winter Maintenance Policy
 
Please be aware it is actually illegal under Michigan law (section 257.677(a) of the Michigan Vehicle Code) to shovel or plow snow or ice onto any road or highway, or to deposit snow on a road or road shoulder in such a way that it blocks motorists' views of traffic.
To view the Almont Department of Public Works Winter Maintenance policy, please click (here).
 No vehicle shall be parked on any public street within the Village between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. per Village Ordinance 125.2.
 
 
 

Village Generators

 
The backup generators at the water booster station and the sanitary lift stations are maintenanced every year so that if there are power outages, waste water and drinking water operations continue with very little disruption.
 
 

Right of Way Permit

 
Any time you are doing work in the Village of Almont's Right of Way, a permit is required.  You can mail in a completed application along with payment and a $2000.00 surety bond or submit in person at our office.  Any applications that are not filled out completely, do not have payment or do not have the required surety bond will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant as denied.
 
To obtain a Right of Way Permit, please click here.
 

Late Water Payment Fee Waiver Request

 
With the support of the Almont Village Council, the procedure for waiving late water bill payment penalties and fees is as follows:
 
1.  The Village Manager shall be given administrative discretion to waive penalties and late fees provided the resident has a good payment history.  Good payment history is defined as having had no water bill payments late fees or penalties in the previous twelve months.
 
2.  Please complete the Customer Penalty Waiver Form (click here) and submit it to the Almont Village Office located at 817 N. Main or email the completed form to Manager Connors at mconnors@almontvillage.org.
 
Water Leak Credit Policy and Application Formplease click here.
 
 
Common Water Problems
 
Are you experiencing either color or odor problems with your water?  Click (here) to view common water problems.
 
 
 
 
 
How to Read Your Meter
 
Please click (here) to learn how to read your meter.
 
 
How to Read Your Water Bill and Understanding Water and Sewer Connections
 
Are you having difficulty understanding your water bill?  Please click (here) for an explanation on how to read your water bill and for an understanding of your water and sewer connections.
 
 
 
Sewer Backups and Basement Flooding
 
If you are experiencing either a sewer backup or if your basement is flooding, click (here) to find out if you should call a plumber or the DPW.
 
 
Downspout Disconnection Awareness Program
 
It is against our Village Ordinance to have downspouts and/or sump pumps discharge into the sanitary sewer.  See Village Ordinance 150 7.5.  If you need information on how to disconnect your downspouts, click (here).
 
 
 
Yard Waste & Brush Pick-Up
 
 
Please click (here) to view our yard waste and brush pick up policy.
 
In the past, it has been our policy to extend the courtesy of leaf pick-up to the business' located within the Village of Almont, We regret to inform you that our policy changed in 2017.  Business' will be excluded from any leaf or yard waste pick-up.  You will need to contact either your contracted garbage provider or your lawn service for these services.  This letter was mailed to all business' on November 29, 2016.
 
 
Wood Chips
 
In the past the DPW has provided wood chips to the Village Residents.  This service will no longer be provided starting in 2018.  Yard Waste and Brush Pick up services will still be provided and leaf pick up will continue in the fall only.
 
 
Water Account Change Request Form or Final Bill Request
 
A water account change request form can be accessed by clicking here.
 
To sign up for paperless billing, please click (here) for a copy of the form.
 
 
 

Water bill schedule

Water Bills go out        Water Bills due

Jan 7                                   Feb 10

April 7                                May 10

July 7                                  Aug 10

Oct 7                                   Nov 10

 

All Final Water Bills, must be paid within 10 days.  We do not accept post marks.

 
 

What Happens to Leaves and Yard Clippings Blown into the Street

 
 
Our DPW works hard to keep our storm drains clear of debris.  Did you know that blowing yard waste including grass clippings onto the street can not only clog our storm drains, but it can be harmful to our waterways.  Please click on the link below to see how you can help.  Click (here)
 

Second Meter - For Lawn Irrigation

 
 
Thinking about adding a second meter for lawn irrigation.  A Backflow Preventer must installed.  Please click here to see the steps necessary to install the meter and preventer.
 

What Not To Flush - A Resident's Guide

 
 
The GLWA recently provided a series of brochures to educate us on water and waste water systems.  To view these brochures, please click on the provided links.
 
 
 


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WRAP Program

 
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), the regional water authority that includes the City of Detroit, Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties and the State of Michigan, is offering an assistance program to qualifying low-income retail customers. For more information on the Water Residential Assistance program (WRAP), click on the following link:  http://www.waynemetro.org/wrap/

 

GLWA Service Lines and Plumbing Fixtures

 
GLWA has published a flyer that responds to frequently asked questions about lead and copper in water.  This touches on:
1.  What is a service line and who is responsible for it?
2.  How do I determine what material my service line is made of?
3.  How can I tell if my plumbing fixtures have lead or lead solder in them?
4.  Do I need to test my water for lead if I have a lead service line or plumbing with lead solder?
5.  What should I do if my water quality results indicate a presence of lead?
6.  If corrosion control is working, how can there still be higher levels of lead in the first draw    sample in the morning, after water has sat in the pipe?
7.  How do I flush my service line after it has been replaced?
8.  Where can I go for help with my home's internal plumbing?
 
To access the flyer, please click here.
 

How GWLA Sets Water and Sewer Rates

 
Click on HowGWLASetsWaterandSewerCharges.pdf to see how water and sewer rates are calculated by GWLA
 

Consumer Confidence Reports

 
The 2018 Water Quality report can be accessed here.
 
The 2017 Water Quality report can be accessed here.
 
The 2016 Water Quality report can be accessed here.

The 2015 Water Quality report can be accessed here.

The 2014 Water Quality report can be accessed here.
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