What services does my water and sewer bill cover?

Madison Heights purchases water and water treatment (sewage and stormwater). In addition, Madison Heights has internal water operations and handles capital projects such as water and sewer line replacements, water main break repairs, hydrant maintenance and overall maintenance of these distribution systems, ensuring the water delivered to your home or business is available when you need it and safely.

The breakdown of how the funds from your water and sewer bills is spent is as follows:

  • Water treatment — 41.9 percent
  • Water purchase — 21.04 percent
  • Infrastructure investment — 18.61 percent
  • Personnel — 8.35 percent
  • Administrative support — 5.34 percent
  • Contractual work — 2.59 percent
  • Materials — 1.25 percent

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1. Why are the rates for my water and sewer bill increasing?
2. How much will the rates be increased, and when will this take effect?
3. What do you mean by cost per unit? How does that translate?
4. Could the city have avoided raising these rates?
5. How do Madison Heights water and sewer rates compare to other communities in our region?
6. What can I do if I need help paying my bill?
7. What services does my water and sewer bill cover?