Water & Sewer

Tonya Walton
Water Clerk
(810) 694-1118
water@cityofgrandblancmi.gov
WATER FORM FOR NEW RESIDENTS
New residents must fill out a Utility Service Application Form for water, sewer and garbage service. The form can be printed here and either mailed or brought to City Hall. If you choose to mail the form, a copy of your Driver's License must be included. Utility Service Application Form or the fillable form here
Water Bill Breakdown 
There are 2 Ready to Serve Fees on your Water and Sewer Bill -
Water Ready to Serve Fee is $25.00 and Sewer Ready to Serve Fee is $36.97 per billing cycle. These fees are on the bill regardless of usage amounts.

Your usage is billed at the following rates -
Water $3.51 Per 100 Cubic Feet
Sewer $4.12 Per 100 Cubic Feet
Garbage is billed at $35.00 per billing period. 

ONLINE ACCOUNT ACCESS
Click here to check WATER/SEWER account info by name, address or account number or PAY YOUR BILL online
PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTSPayment arrangements are accepted on past due water accounts. You can fill out the form here - Fillable Payment Arrangement Form  or stop in to the office.
LWUA Flyer

HOW DO I PAY MY WATER BILL?
  • Automatic Pay is available for Water/Sewer bills! Residents and/or business owners must agree to receive all future bills by email. A convenience fee of $1, charged by the payment processing company, is added at the time of payment to cover the cost of this service. Sign up is available through Invoice Cloud on BS&A Online here!
  • Credit and debit cards are now accepted at the counter for water and tax payments. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are all accepted. A small convenience fee, charged by the payment processing company, is added at the time of payment to cover the cost of this service. 
  • Online credit card or e-check options are available on your individual utility lookup page. A small convenience fee, charged by the payment processing company, is added at the time of payment to cover the cost of this service
  • Drop-box payments may be made by using the drop-box near the front doors of City Hall. 
  • City Hall Administration office is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM to accept payments in person. Residents who wish to pay their water bill at City Hall in person should bring the entire bill – if you want your half stamped "PAID".
  • Over the phone payments are available by calling the Invoice Cloud automated payment phone number of 1 (844) 414-4551.
  • If you already have an Invoice Cloud account - login here - Invoice Cloud
VACATION AFFIDAVIT
Residents who will be away from their residence on vacation for at least two (2) consecutive months may sign an affidavit stating when they will be gone in order to remove garbage charges from their bill during this time. The minimum water and sewer "ready-to-serve" and "water and sewer debt" fees will continue to be charged resulting in a total of $61.97 per billing.

Vacation Affidavit Fillable Form 
Vacation Affidavit Form 
ABOUT THE WATER . . .
Water issues in the City of Flint have generated calls to our office regarding the City of Grand Blanc's water source. The City of Grand Blanc has its own groundwater wells and treatment plants. Our water is tested daily to ensure its safety and is filtered in a reverse-osmosis system before it is sent to homes and businesses. Residents of the City of Grand Blanc can be assured that their water does not come from the Flint River or the City of Flint water system. Yearly water reports are posted here on the website. The latest assessment can be found below.

WATER QUALITY REPORT

NEW 2023 REPORT

ANNUAL REPORTS are posted by JULY 1 of each year for the previous year.


WATER & SEWER RATE ITEMS IN EFFECT AS OF AUG 2024 BILL (BILL COVERED 06/01/24-08/01/24)
-Newsletter - - Water Rate Report -  - Sewer Rate Report -  - Water and Sewer Rate Pamphlet 2024 -
WATER & SEWER RATE ITEMS IN EFFECT AS OF AUG 2023 BILL (BILL COVERED 06/01/23-08/01/23)
-Newsletter-  -Water Rate Report-   -Sewer Rate Report-   Water and Sewer Rate Pamphlet 2023 


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WHEN IS MY WATER BILL DUE? 

Water bills are sent on the 21st day of every other month according to the following schedule: February, April, June, August, October and December. Water payments are due on the 10th of every other month according to this schedule: January, March, May, July, September and November. Bills that are not paid by the due date are assessed a 10% penalty.
BILLING SCHEDULE
Billing Period Date Billed Date Due Pays to:
2/1 to 4/1 April 21 May 10 April 1
4/1 to 6/1 June 21 July 10 June 1
6/1 to 8/1 August 21 Sept. 10 August 1
8/1 to 10/1 October 21 November 10 October 1
10/1 to 12/1 Dec 21 Jan. 10 Dec 1
12/1 to 2/1 Feb 21 March 10 Feb 1

EXPLANATION OF CAPITAL CHARGES
Water Capital Charge:  In 2001, the City’s voters approved a debt millage of 1.046 for the reverse osmosis water plant, which has the added benefit of softening the water. At that time, the millage covered the bond payments for the water plant.  In 2008, when the taxable values started to take a dip, the millage was no longer covering the bond payments. The Water Fund was able to handle this for several years until 6/1/2012. At that time, City Council determined a capital charge was needed to make the bond payments. Currently, the bond payments in the Water Fund for Fiscal Year 2019 (begins 6/1/2018) are $300,375. The debt millage collection is forecast to be $222,000. The additional capital charge collection forecast is $75,000. Even with the additional capital charge, the Water Fund is still absorbing some of the bond cost, but not the full difference of $78,000. The final year for the water plant bond payments is Fiscal Year 2023 which ended 5/31/2023.

Sewer Capital Charge:  The City had several key areas in the City that had infiltration of storm water into the sanitary sewer system. In the mid-2000s, Genesee County and the State of Michigan began an extensive program of monitoring sanitary systems and developing intricate and large fine systems. The City had key areas that it needed to fix the infiltration rate of storm water into the sanitary system or be fined double what it would cost to fix the system. The City bonded to fix these issues. The bond payments for Fiscal Year 2019 are $46,500. The additional capital charge collection forecast is $75,000. The difference pays for the capital items in the sewer fund including sewer vactor jets, repairs to sewer lines and any emergency item that may need to be replaced in the fiscal year. The final year for the sewer bonds is Fiscal Year 2030 which ends 5/31/2030.