GALIEN SANITARY BOARD


JUAN GANUM, representing Bridgman City, Vice Chairman
DAVID BUNTE, representing Chikaming Township - dbunte@chikamingtownship.org
JOHN GAST, representing Lake Charter Township
DAVID RICHARDS, representing the City of New Buffalo
MICHELLE HEIT, representing New Buffalo Township

The board meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the meeting room at Chikaming Township Center at 13535 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, Michigan.

Don't put storm water in the sewers
As noted in Ordinance No. 34 ONLY toilets, sinks, indoor showers, clothes washers, dish washers and garbage disposals may be plumbed into the sanitary sewer. Sump pumps, eave down spouts, footing and floor drains MUST NOT be connected to the sewer system. The Ordinance further stipulates that penalties may be assessed for these "illegal" connections together with the requirement to reroute plumbing to dispose of rain and seepage water elsewhere.

Why am I getting a water and sewer bill when I haven't been there all winter?
The minimum monthly rates are the system's Ready to Serve Charge and you are billed every two months whether you use the utilities or not. Chikaming Township's water and sewer systems must be maintained daily so that it is ready to serve you when you need it. Please don't compare your charge here to your charge in the city. It's like comparing apples to watermelons. The water and sewer systems cost "X" to run and maintain. This cost is divided up amongst the number of units served by the systems. In the city you have many more units so the cost is less. It's the economy of numbers.