Hastings Water and Sewer
The Water Supply and Sewer Fund is responsible for providing an abundant, high quality supply of potable water to its customers and for the collection and treatment of the wastewater generated by these customers. The Department maintains the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection mains, and all other facilities necessary for the transmission and treatment of water and wastewater. The system procures funds for development, extension and improvement of facilities required to carry out its duties.
Full time staff is employed at the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants. The Department of Public Services provides supplemental staff for maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection mains as well as for construction of mains and utility service connections. Some construction or reconstruction projects for collection, distribution, or treatment systems are of a size or nature which necessitates contracting these services to outside individuals or firms.
The wastewater collection and treatment systems and the water treatment and distribution systems are regulated by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Revenues for all water and wastewater system improvements and operating costs are generated by water and wastewater sales and through special fees such as connection or tap fees, system improvement charges, and special assessments.