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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are several watershed management efforts currently underway by local watershed groups. Their mission is to improve regional water quality and management. The Greater Lansing Regional Committee for stormwater management (GLRC) collaborates on several different projects and efforts related to water quality improvements, recreational opportunities, pollution prevention and in general regional water resource management.
For further information and to initiate the permit application process for new water and sewer service permits or soil erosion and sedimentation control permits please call 517.853.4440
Who do I call for service repairs or requests?
Installation or repair of water or sewer service lines, construction or repair of sidewalks or pathways, or installation of gas, electric, or communication lines must be obtained from the Engineering Division at 517.853.4440.
How do I report a downed street light or malfunctioning streetlight?
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