The City of St. Ignace Official
Government, Community & Area Information
THE CITY OF ST. IGNACE’S WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENT
One of the most asked question from City Residents is:
What is the Readiness-to-Serve Charge, why do I have to pay it when my water is shut off and why is it charged by the size of my meter?
A: The factors that apply to how the Readiness-to-Serve Charge is set are established by the American Water and Wastewater Association. The fee is implemented to cover a portion of the fixed costs associated with the meter reading, billing services, and providing the ability to serving customers with 24 hours a day service, 365 days a year.
This component of the bill also includes fixed operating, maintenance, and capital costs for both water and wastewater systems that ensure the availability of clean and safe service to all customers, whether they use the service or not.
The charge is based on the size meter so that operational costs associated with replacing, reading and rebuilding the meter as well as providing adequate flow and pressure to those meters are covered. Again, these charges are established by the American Water and Wastewater Association.
WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENT Personnel:
Bill Fraser - Director of Public Works
Dennis Brown – Water/Sewer Department Foreman
James Halberg – Water Plant Operator
Gary Laysell – Wastewater Plant Operator
Brian Peterson – Water/Wastewater Plant Operator
James Orriss – Water Plant Swing Operator
Tyler Sliva - Water Department Meter Reader
Brian Hollister - Water Plant Operator
The City of St. Ignace Water Quality Report is available at City Hall.
The Water/Sewer Department operates and maintains the City of St. Ignace’s Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant. We also maintain the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection lines, with the assistance of the Department of Public Works.