Summer Irrigation Information

Summer Irrigation Information

Posted on 05/31/2018
Summer Irrigation InformationIn order to minimize the yearly increases in our water rates, the Township and Detroit Water and Sewerage Department have reviewed the factors that affect our water usage. Several factors greatly affect the water rates (cost of water) for our residents. The distance from the water treatment plant and the change in elevation from the water treatment plant to our residents are significant factors in our water rates. Unfortunately, these factors cannot be modified.

Use patterns, or more specifically, peak hour usage is another major component in determining our water rates. Fortunately, we can effect change in this area. By stabilizing our usage and removing the peaks we experience in the summer months, we can reduce the increase in our water rates. For this reason, the Township has revised its ordinances to restrict lawn watering during the peak hours.

The Township’s lawn watering regulations applies to those irrigating (MOST OF RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL USERS) using the public water system. It does not apply to those who irrigate from wells or ponds.

For more information, visit the Irrigation Restriction Page on our website.