Public Works and Engineering

The Public Works and Engineering Department is organized into three divisions: Engineering, Facilities, and Water & Sewer. The major source of funding is revenue from Water/Sewage services, Recycle Drop-Off Center receipts, and Pedestrian-Bicycle Pathway Millage, with some functions supported by the General Fund.

The Department is responsible for design review and construction inspection of water and sewer lines, pathways and sidewalks, water mains, sewer mains, and pathways; operation and maintenance of the water distribution system and the sewage collection system, all Township buildings, the Recycling Center, which includes trash disposal; and purchase and maintenance of all Township vehicles and motorized equipment.

Facilities

The Facilities Division is responsible for the maintenance of all Township buildings and the purchase and maintenance of all Township vehicles, motorized equipment, and trailers.

Motor Pool

The Motor Pool operates as an enterprise fund with revenues coming from the users of the vehicles and equipment that are purchased and maintained by the Motor Pool. A Lead Mechanic and a Mechanic are responsible for the maintenance of 86 vehicles and approximately 50 pieces of equipment. 

Engineering

The engineering division oversees all activities related to replacements, additions and extensions of the existing sanitary sewer system and water distribution system; construction and repair of the pathway system and sidewalks; and planning, design, and construction of capital improvement projects.

Water

This section maintains, repairs and operates the water distribution system; which includes 158 miles of water mains, over 12,000 water services, 15,000+ water meters, 15,000+ remote readers, 2,000+ water distribution valves, 1,900+ fire hydrants, 1,900+ fire hydrant valves, and two 500,000 gallon elevated storage tanks.

Sewer

This section is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and operation of approximately 138 miles of sanitary sewer collection lines, 2,800+ manholes and 28 sanitary sewage pumping stations ranging in size from 3.5 million gallons per day to a few thousand gallons per day.

The Township contracts with the City of East Lansing for treatment of all sanitary sewage originating in the Township.

East Lansing-Meridian Water & Sewer Authority

Documents

Facility NameAddressPhoneAvailability
Municipal BuildingTown Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Rd.
Okemos, MI 48864
517.853.4000
Recycling Center5976 E Lake Dr
Haslett, MI 48840
517.703.4498
Service Center2100 Gaylord C. Smith Court
Haslett, MI 48840
517.853.4099
Public Utility ServicesDepartmentsPhone
Consumers EnergyPublic Works and Engineering800.477.5050
Emergency Water and Sewer ServicesPublic Works and Engineering517.349.0110
Ingham County Drain Commissioner Public Works and Engineering517.676.8395
Ingham County Road DepartmentPublic Works and Engineering517.676.9722
Lansing Board of Water and LightPublic Works and Engineering517.702.6006
Recycling CenterPublic Works and Engineering517.703.4498
Water and Sewer Permit ApplicationPublic Works and Engineering517.853.4440

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