Provide general oversight and administration of the Parks and Recreation Department, the Major and Local Street Departments, the Water and Sewer Departments, Riverside Cemetery, and Equipment Fund activities and functions
- Interact on a daily basis with the Superintendent of Streets and Construction and coordinate activities and to insure successful completion of ongoing operations.
- Interact on a daily basis with the Contracted Operator acting as Superintendent of Utilities to coordinate operations and activities to insure successful operation of the Water Treatment Plant and the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
- Communicate as needed with the City Manager to insure operations comply with the overall guidelines and objectives established by the City Council and administered by the City Manager.
- Provide effective feedback and communication as necessary to modify methods and practices within the various Departments, aligning them with the strategic objectives established by the City Council and City Manager.
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.
Provide a high quality potable water supply in adequate quantity to the citizens and businesses in the City of Hastings and surrounding areas authorized to purchase such services from the City of Hastings
- Insure monitoring and treatment is performed in compliance with the requirements of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
- Provide qualified staff trained in current water treatment techniques. Provide the staff with the tools and supplies necessary to adequately perform their work.
- Monitor water sources and treatment methods to insure the treatment process is operating in a manner resulting in optimal water quality.
- Monitor and adjust treatment methods to provide capacity for maximum operating demand anticipated from the customers of the water system.
- Maintain the water treatment plant, equipment, and processes in proper operating condition with the redundancy necessary to insure water quality is not compromised by anticipated system failures or maintenance.