City of Eaton Rapids Water Department
- Water System Facts:
- 6 Wells
- 3.6 Million Gallon Per Day Capacity
- 2 Elevated Storage Tanks with 1,000,000 gallon storage capacity
- 44 Miles of Water Mains
- 569 Water Valves
- 298 Fire Hydrants
Our Plant Operators are licensed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Water Department Employees:
A water meter is read once each month. This reading is obtained by transmission from a newly installed tower that is located on one of the Water Towers.
Your reading is obtained from a device that is known as a remote meter reading system. The meter inside your home is connected to an outside device which is hooked to the telephone lines. The remote system is triggered to "wake-up" on a daily basis to register reads. It is important to note that if your meter is not working properly, then the meter will stop, meters NEVER speed up.
Why is my bill so high?
Often, when Eaton Rapids residents receive their bills, they wonder why it is so high. Residents are billed monthly for water usage. One thing to keep in mind is that the bill reflects usage for the previous month. In other words, a bill received in January, that is due January 15th, is for water that was used in the month of December.
- Leaks - A slow drip can add up to 15-20 gallons a day. Your water meter is the best detective for finding sizeable leaks in your home. The meter, located usually in the basement of your home, registers in gallons. Turn everything off carefully, so no water is being used anywhere in the house. Then check the position of the meter dials for about 15 minutes. If it hasn't moved, you have a relatively water-tight home. But if it has moved, start checking hose connections, faucets, and toilets.
Payment Drop Box
A Payment Drop Box for your utility bill payment is located in front of City Hall, 200 S. Main Street. Bills are always due the 15th of the month.
Council agenda's are posted to the website by Friday around 12:00pm. Our meeting schedule is a Work Session on the 1st and 3rd Monday's at 5pm and Council Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's at 7pm. All meetings are held at City Hall on the 2nd floor.
The City of Eaton Rapids maintains the minutes of all official meetings. Below is a link to the most recent meeting minutes along with a link to our minutes archive.
The City of Eaton Rapids... The link below will take you to the Eaton Rapids City Charter. Please be advised that the Complete and Official copy is available at City Hall.
The City of Eaton Rapids has many ordinances to keep our citizens safe. The link below will take you to the Eaton Rapids City Code and Ordinances
The City of Eaton Rapids budget is from July 1st to June 30th of each year. Below is a link to the current year's budget.
The City of Eaton Rapids is home to many wonderful parks, walking trails and businesses. The link below will take you to a map of the city to help you get there. Over the next couple of months we will introduce a more interactive map.
The DDA (Downtown Development Authority) meets on the 2nd Friday at 7am at City Hall. Below are the most recent meeting minutes.
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Friday, June 21st - 10:00 p.m. Movie at the Amphitheater - Life of Pi
Saturday, June 22nd - Dam Festival
Thursday, June 27th - 7:00 p.m. Music at the Amphitheater - Media Band
Friday, June 28th - 10:00 p.m. Movie at the Ampitheater - The Hobbit
Friday and Saturday, July 26th and 27th - Murder Mystery Dinner at the Miller House from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, August 16th - Medical Center Foundation Golf Outing at Eldorado Golf Course, call 663-9524 for more information
Saturday, October 5th - Fall Festival at the Miller Farm