Water & Sewer

Water Quality Report


This report covers the drinking water quality for the City of Bridgman for the calendar year 2016. This information is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided to you in 2016. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. View the 2016 Water Quality Report (PDF).

Water & Sewer Utility Billing

Online Payments are now available!  Click here to go to the Online Bill Pay

 Water/Sewer bill payments may be made in person at City Hall during regular business hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays), by mail or through auto-debit. In addition, we also accept payments using your credit or debit card. Payments with a credit or debit card must be made in person at City Hall. After regular business hours, please utilize the “Night Deposit” box located within the vestibule of City Hall (inside the first set of doors on the left).

Contact City Hall for payment options or any questions you may have regarding your water/sewer utility bill at 269-465-5144.

Water and Sewer Rates - Effective July 1, 2017

Water per 1,000 gallons $3.62
Water Ready-To-Serve (5/8"-3/4") per month $6.25
Sewer per 1,000 gallons $7.18
Sewer Ready-To-Serve (5/8"-3/4") per month $17.62
Note:  Above are the typical residential rates.  For additional information on 1" or above connections please contact City Hall for rates.
 

Lawn Meters
If you water your lawn and are concerned about high water bills, you may purchase a separate lawn meter at City Hall for $165. The water that goes through the lawn meter only gets charged for water usage, and does not get charged sewer. The homeowner is responsible for contracting out the installation of this meter. For more information, please contact Water/Sewer Superintendent Tim Kading at tkading@bridgman.org.

More Information

For general questions or concerns, contact Water/Sewer Superintendent Tim Kading.
 

About the System


Water Source: Lake Michigan
Capacity: 1,400,000 GPD

Sewer System Type: Galien River Sanitary District
Capacity: 600,000 GPD Surplus

The Bridgman water system was originally constructed between 1927 and 1929. The current Water treatment plant and buried intake were constructed in 1958. The treatment process includes, filtration and chlorination. Chemicals added to the water include chlorine for disinfection, fluoride for dental health, and alum as a primary coagulant.

The Water Department staff includes four full time employees. All four operators are licensed by the State of Michigan as Surface Water Treatment Operators and are required by the state to maintain minimum Continuing Educational Credits.

Protect Our Water


The City of Bridgman is committed to keeping our creeks and Lake Michigan healthy and clean. Find out more about watersheds, what you can do to protect water resources and how illicit discharges pollute our water. Find out more about Lake Michigan, the 6th largest freshwater lake in the world!


Contact City Hall for payment options or any questions you may have regarding your water/sewer utility bill at 269-465-5144.