Water Rates


ONLINE BILL PAY FOR UTILITY BILLS (processing fees apply)

Water bills must be paid by the due date.   A 10% penalty will be added to all late payments on the next business day after due date. Services are subject to disconnection due to non-payment.

Shut off Fee for Non-Pay = $30.00
Turn on Fee for Non-Pay $30.00

Bills are payable at the office, online or by mail (post marks are not accepted). A Black Drop Box is conveniently located as you pull into the Township Parking Lot, off of Ester Green.

Bills are due on the 20th of the month.  If the 20th falls on a non-business day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday) payment will be accepted as on-time through the next full business day.  If payment is received in the drop box before 7am of the next business day after due date, it will be accepted as on-time.

Please call 810-794-9303, option #3 if you have questions or need additional information.

If you need to make a payment arrangement for your utility bill, you must call prior to the due date/shut off date to ask about eligibility.  810-794-9303, option #3  Payment arrangements must be kept in order to be eligible in the future.

Shut off notices (pink invoices) will be mailed in lieu of door posting.  Clay Township no longer posts doors.  The pink shut off invoice is your final notice of delinquent water/sewer account.  Water Administration may attempt to make a one-time per account courtesy call prior to shut off, if there is a current, working contact telephone number on file.  Please call 810-794-9303, option #3 to update your contact information.

Buying or Selling?  Please be sure to call the office and schedule a FINAL water reading if you are buying or selling your home.

Explanation of Codes

WB= Water Base Fee--$34.00 per quarter, this fee is associated with water dept labor and administrative costs. (Township wide fee)

WD= Water Debt Fee--$30.00 per quarter, this fee is for the Clay Township portion of costs associated with maintaining the Algonac Water Treatment plant.  (Township wide fee)

WU= Water Usage Fee--$4.89 per 1,000 gallons per quarter

SB= Sewer Base--$73.60 per quarter (up to 20,000 gallons) this fee is for the Clay Township portion of costs associated with maintaining the Sewer Treatment plant.  (Township wide fee for parcels with sewer service)

SU= Sewer Usage-- over 20,000 gallons is $3.68 per 1,000 gallons per quarter

Minimum Bill-Water & Sewer service = $137.60
Minimum Bill-Water service Only=$64.00

SEASONAL???  If you are a seasonal resident you have the option to have a *seasonal turn on/off.
If you are seasonal with sewer service and you would like to schedule a *seasonal turn on/off to defer your sewer base fee, please contact the township office at 810-794-9303, option #3. 

*Seasonal Shut Off--$15.00
*Seasonal Turn On--$15.00

 STOP THE LEAKS!!!!!  If your water bill seems high check immediately for leaks in your system.

A dripping faucet or running toilet can significantly raise your bill.