If you do a lot of outside watering you may wish to look into a dual meter/sprinkler meter. This meter allows you to measure your water usage for outside watering and no sewer charge will apply to that usage. Please contact the village office for application and current fees.
During working hours please call the Village offices at 517-851-7435. For Water & Sewer Emergencies after hours please call 517-862-5076.
The Village of Stockbridge processes and mails water/sewer bills on a quarterly basis. Readings are taken the last week of the quarterly month. Bills are typically mailed out the first week after each quarter and are due on 6 weeks from the mailing.
Mailed: 1st week of April
Bill due: 2nd Friday of May
Mailed: 1st week of July
Bill due: 2nd Friday of August
Mailed: 1st week of October
Bill due: 2nd Friday of November
Mailed: 1st week of January
Bill due: 2nd Friday of February
A minimum bill is generated even if there is no usage. Water/sewer bills are based on usage of 1,000 gallons per unit, so therefore every unit of water used also generates a unit of sewer.
The Village of Stockbridge currently sends full page water bills that will come to the billing address in an envelope. Please return the top portion with the bar code on it with your payment. If you come into the Village Office to pay your bill, please bring the entire bill if you would like a receipt.
There are several options on how you can pay your water/sewer bill. Bills can be paid in person during regular business hours at the Village Office, after hours using the drop box at the office, by mail, or using online bill payment. If mailing or using the drop box please be sure to include your bill stub with your payment or your account number written on your check. Bills can be paid via cash, check, credit card or online. Please note, when paying via credit card, there is a 3% fee.
The billing items on the bills are:
For each unit of water that is recorded on the meter, the account is also charged for a unit of sewer. This portion of your bill will fluctuate with your usage. All other charges are flat rate fees.
Rates effective June 28, 2021
|$4.80 per 1000 gallons
|$6.80 per 1000 gallons
|Readiness to Serve (RTS)
|$61.02 per quarter, for 5/8″ to 3/4″ meter
$101.90 per quarter, for 1”
$203.21 per quarter, for 1.5”
$325.25 per quarter, for 2”
$651.11 per quarter, for 3”
$1017.25 per quarter, for 4”
$2033.87 per quarter, for 6”
|$63.30 per quarter
(Based on current contract with Granger.)
*Utility rates are subject to change.
If you have questions about your water bill, please contact the Village Office
at 517-851-7435 during business hours.
Lead has been used by humans for centuries in products like paint, batteries, gasoline, and plumbing. While it has many beneficial uses, Congress began to pass laws banning the use of lead in certain materials such as lead-based paint (1978) and leaded gasoline (1986) when the negative health effects began to be understood.
Potential health effects of lead:
A doctor can measure the amount of lead in your body with a Blood Lead Level (BLL) test. There is no safe amount of lead in blood.
In general, older homes are more likely to contain some kind of lead plumbing. Even if your home was built more recently, lead fixtures and components may be present in your home. To find out if your home’s plumbing is lead-free, you can refer to the Environmental Protection Agency’s brochure “How to Identify Lead Free CertificationMarks for Drinking Water System & Plumbing Products” When replacing your plumbing, be sure to purchase pieces that meet the 2014 lead-free definition.
The underground service lines to your home may also contain lead. The DWAM Grant program is a great opportunity for your service line to be inspected at three (3) different locations. Inspections will occur on both side of the curb stop box and inside your home where the service comes through the wall. If lead is found at your service, the Village
will notify you.
Once the Village of Stockbridge has compiled the comprehensive materials inventory, they will establish a program and schedule for the replacement of all lead service lines as required by the Lead and Copper Rule. This schedule is required to be completed before the year 2040 and should coordinate with other road, water, and sewer improvement and replacement projects.
In order to visually inspect the material of the service line or in cases where the entire service line needs to be removed and replaced, Village employees will have to be present on private property. They will also need access to the home to inspect the water meter, which is typically located in the basement, and/or complete the service installation. If the Village does require access to your property or home, they will notify you in advance and coordinate their work with you.
The following sources were used in the development of these FAQ’s and can be used for additional information:
Do you ever have to jiggle the handle? Hear water running in the night? Toilets are a big culprit in high water usage. A small leak from the tank into the bowl can go unnoticed until you get your bill. We encourage everyone trying to save on their water usage to test their toilets for leaks. Place dye strips (available at the Village Office) or food coloring into the tank of the toilet, then wait 20-30 minutes. If any color seeps into the bowl you have a leak. Residents have told us many times that they found a toilet that wasn’t used often, in the basement or elsewhere, to be leaking. You may want to consider shutting off water to seldomly used facilities.
Water softeners use water when they regenerate. If the softener is regenerating too often it can increase water usage.
If you have an accessible water meter you can track your own usage. One suggestion is to read your meter when you believe there should be not usage for an extended period of time, such as before bed or as everyone leave for the day. Before using water again in the morning or upon arriving home read your meter again. If there is usage then something is using water.