Treasurer's Office


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Thursday, August 21, 2014
       
  
HOW TO READ YOUR BILL

ACCOUNT SUMMARY INFORMATION:

  • The last payment amount received by the Township
  • The last payment date
  • Balance brought forward due to unpaid previous bills and/or fees
  • Current charges
  • Total amount due as of the billing date
  • Due date that payment must be received by before an additional 5% late fee is added to the bill

EXPLANATION OF USAGE INFORMATION

  • ARB (Automatic Read Box Fee)
  • Sewer
  • Macomb County Sewer District Fee (Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Sewer Maintenance)
  • Macomb County Interceptor Fee (Bond repayment for acquired interceptor)
  • Water (actual consumption)
  • DWSD Fixed Monthly Fee (Detroit Department of Water)

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR "READ CODE"

     A = ACTUAL        E = ESTIMATE

If you are receiving estimated bills you can call in your 6-digit meter reading to the Water Billing Division at 586-286-9300 to receive an accurate balance due.

 

 

ACCOUNT SUMMARY INFORMATION:

  • The last payment amount received by the Township
  • The last payment date
  • Balance brought forward due to unpaid previous bills and/or fees
  • Current charges
  • Total amount due as of the billing date
  • Due date that payment must be received by before an additional 5% late fee is added to the bill

EXPLANATION OF USAGE INFORMATION

  • ARB (Automatic Read Box Fee)
  • Sewer
  • Macomb County Sewer District Fee (Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Sewer Maintenance)
  • Macomb County Interceptor Fee (Bond repayment for acquired interceptor)
  • Water (actual consumption)
  • DWSD Fixed Monthly Fee (Detroit Department of Water)

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR "READ CODE"

     A = ACTUAL        E = ESTIMATE

If you are receiving estimated bills you can call in your 6-digit meter reading to the Water Billing Division at 586-286-9300 to receive an accurate balance due.

 

 

FINAL WATER BILLS

In order to receive a final bill you must call in a meter reading either the day of or the afternoon prior to your closing.

Final bills must be signed for and paid by cash, certified check, or money order at the Treasurer's Office . A paid receipt will then be given for the closing.

In order to receive a final bill you must call in a meter reading either the day of or the afternoon prior to your closing.

Final bills must be signed for and paid by cash, certified check, or money order at the Treasurer's Office . A paid receipt will then be given for the closing.

TOWNSHIP'S METER READER PROJECT CONTINUES

 The Township continues the labor intensive process of replacing our aging meter readers.  We have made great progress, but still have several thousand replacements to make.  If in the course of this project a home owner's meter reader fails, the Water Division bills a resident based upon the household's consumption during the same month a year ago.   This is listed on the bill as an "Estimated" reading.  If estimated readings are required for an extended period of time, the actual consumption could be significantly higher (or lower) than the estimates with an unexpected large balance due once the new reader is in place and activated.

 

 

 

All water users are encouraged to read your bill and confirm whether it is based upon an actual vs. estimated read.  If you have an estimated read, you can call the billing division at 586-286-9300 and give your 6-digit meter reading.  They will provide you with an actual balance due.

 The Township continues the labor intensive process of replacing our aging meter readers.  We have made great progress, but still have several thousand replacements to make.  If in the course of this project a home owner's meter reader fails, the Water Division bills a resident based upon the household's consumption during the same month a year ago.   This is listed on the bill as an "Estimated" reading.  If estimated readings are required for an extended period of time, the actual consumption could be significantly higher (or lower) than the estimates with an unexpected large balance due once the new reader is in place and activated.

 

 

 

All water users are encouraged to read your bill and confirm whether it is based upon an actual vs. estimated read.  If you have an estimated read, you can call the billing division at 586-286-9300 and give your 6-digit meter reading.  They will provide you with an actual balance due.

HIGH WATER BILLS

Water leaks and running toilets can be very costly.  Not all leaks are clearly noticeable, but there are some easy ways to check for leaks:

1) Check the spinner on the face of your water meter.  If it is spinning when no water is running, you have a leak.

2) Take a meter read at night and another in the morning.  If no water was used between those readings the reading should remain the same.

3) Place a mark on the sweep hand (a piece of tape works best).  Write down the numbers from left to right off the meter's register in case the sweep hand makes a full rotation. Do not use any water for a period of time.  After a short time, if the sweep hand moves, this indicates a leak.

Eliminating these common sources of water leaks will save many dollars on your monthly bill:

1) Repair dripping faucets.

2) Replace worn out or leaking hot water tanks.

3) Repair running toilets.

4) Check for and repair furnace humidifier leaks.

5) Check for and repair leaking water lines and leaking shut-off valves.

 

Water leaks and running toilets can be very costly.  Not all leaks are clearly noticeable, but there are some easy ways to check for leaks:

1) Check the spinner on the face of your water meter.  If it is spinning when no water is running, you have a leak.

2) Take a meter read at night and another in the morning.  If no water was used between those readings the reading should remain the same.

3) Place a mark on the sweep hand (a piece of tape works best).  Write down the numbers from left to right off the meter's register in case the sweep hand makes a full rotation. Do not use any water for a period of time.  After a short time, if the sweep hand moves, this indicates a leak.

Eliminating these common sources of water leaks will save many dollars on your monthly bill:

1) Repair dripping faucets.

2) Replace worn out or leaking hot water tanks.

3) Repair running toilets.

4) Check for and repair furnace humidifier leaks.

5) Check for and repair leaking water lines and leaking shut-off valves.

 

 MORE MONEY SAVING TIPS Minimize
  • Connect to a second meter for sprinkler purposes to avoid additional sewage charges.
  • Monitor your water operated back up sump pump regularly.
  • Connect to a second meter to avoid additional sewage charges when the operated back up sump pump is in operation.
  • Connect to a second meter for sprinkler purposes to avoid additional sewage charges.
  • Monitor your water operated back up sump pump regularly.
  • Connect to a second meter to avoid additional sewage charges when the operated back up sump pump is in operation.

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