The township sewer system is currently self-sustaining, which means that only the sewer users pay for the cost of operation and maintenance of the sewer system. The Residential Equivalent Unit (REU) is the unit of measurement used for establishing sewer rates for users. One home equals one REU; whereas businesses have multiple REUs, some are billed for upwards of 75 REUs. Both residents and businesses on the public sewer system receive quarterly billings. These quarterly sewer billings cover the cost to process the effluent from the sewer, maintain the sewer system’s infrastructure, administration of the sewer plant, and capital improvements to the sewer system.
Since the first quarterly billing of 2014, the rate is $95 per REU. In the event of new large scale construction or increased connections to the system, the REU rate will be re-evaluated.
For questions or additional information, contact Township Manager Jennifer Tubbs at (517) 626-6593 x207.