Water & Sewer Bills
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We welcome you to use the BS&A website for Hudsonville. Here you can find water and sewer account information and make payments with your credit card. Water and sewer information is updated daily. Please allow one business day to reflect payments. For information please call 616-669-0200.
Sewer Rate Adjustment:
We wanted to make our residents aware that the recent adoption of the city’s new annual budget includes an increase to the city’s sewer rates (water rates will remain the same for this fiscal year). For most residents with average water usage, this increase will result in a $10-$15 increase on your quarterly bills. The sewer rates have been increased in order to offset the city’s increasing maintenance costs and financial obligations related to its sewer system.
For example, beginning this year the city will be repairing, replacing, and cleaning significant portions of its sewer system and equipment in order to improve system dependability and minimize the risk of future sewer backup events. Also, the city will now begin making debt payments towards the cost of the Grandville wastewater treatment plant expansion, which is currently under construction.
Scheduled repairs include a complete overhaul of the 12th Avenue lift station, through which all of the city’s sewage discharge flows. This station is in desperate need of maintenance. Fortunately, the cost of this repair will be shared by Georgetown and Jamestown Townships. In addition, this year the city will begin a multi-year lift station pump replacement program. The program will include the replacement of certain lift station pumps that are in excess of 30 years old. Most of these pumps have already been rebuilt several times and have long outlived their 15-year life expectancy.
Finally, this year the city will begin a four-year preventative maintenance program to clean its sewer lines using a specialized piece of equipment called a sewer jet. Similar to clogged arteries that restrict blood flow, sewer lines can accumulate buildups of dirt, grease and debris that restrict the free flow of sewage. If left unchecked, these buildups can lead to blockages in the line, which in turn can result in sewer backups into your home. By jetting the system every four years, the city is taking a proactive approach to preventative maintenance that will help protect city residents. The cost of this program is also being offset as part of the sewer rate increase.
Please feel free to contact the DPW Department at (616) 669-0200 ext. 424 should you should have any questions related to the city sewer system or the new rate increase.