Water and Sewer

If you are currently experiencing a water or sewer emergency, please contact the Department of Public Works immediately at 269-312-4040.



The Village of Lawrence supplies water throughout the Village limits. Water originates from 3 wells; wells #1, 2, and 3. Water is treated and then pumped from the well stations to two water towers, located downtown and in the Lawrence Crandall Business Centre. Water is then dispersed from either tower throughout the village.

Our wastewater is collected at four sewage pump stations throughout the Village and then pumped to our wastewater settling lagoons located at the north end of the Village. Storm drainage, rainwater, snow melt are collected via a separate storm drain system that discharges into the County Drain system, to Brush Creek and the Paw Paw River.

We ask to all residents in the Village to not discharge basement ground water (via sump pump) collected water into household sewer lines. The sewage treatment center is sized only for sewage treatment, to which ground water does not apply. The processing of unnecessary groundwater stresses the overall system, thus increasing electric costs at the pumping stations.

Water & Sewer Costs
Monthly water and sewer rates effective March 1, 2019

  • $ 20.24 monthly flat demand water fee, AKA Water Basic fee (“WB” on bill) / Previously $19.65 (2018)
  • $ 14.48 monthly flat demand sewer fee, AKA Sewer Basic fee (“SB” on bill) / Previously $14.06 (2018)
  • $ 4.86 per 1000 gallons for water, AKA Water Usage  (“WA”on bill) / Previously $4.72 (2018)
  • $ 5.37 per 1000 gallons for sewer, AKA Sewer Usage (“SA” on bill) / Previously $5.21 (2018),

All meters are read and billed monthly. The monthly water & sewer demand fees totaling $34.72  ($20.24 WB + $14.48 SB) are considered a quantity of 1 Residential Equivalent Unit (REU). High water users are charged multiple monthly REUs based on their annual measured water usage.  Contact the Village office for further information on this calculation formula.

Water Reduction Meters  Residents can purchase a separate water meter to meter water discharged into pools or gardens. This would allow the resident to deduct this metered use from the sewer charge portion of the bill since the water was not discharged into the Village sewer system. Information on the cost is on our permit webpage. Further information about Water Reduction Meters (aka minus meters) can be read here.

Payment Options

Water and sewer bills can be paid in person at the Village Hall during the hours of 9-5 Mon thru Fri (closed noon – 1 pm for lunch). Payments can also be dropped in the deposit box to the right of Village Hall door at anytime. Payments can also be mailed to PO Box 217, Lawrence, Michigan 49064. Acceptable forms of payment include, checks, cash or money orders. Payments can also be made online through a third party service at www.govpaynow.com. Be sure to specify the “payment location” for the Village of Lawrence which is #6269.

Access Gov Pay at GovPayNow.com


Fire Hydrant Flushing

Twice per year the Lawrence Public Works crew will flush fire hydrants throughout the Village.  This procedure helps clean out the water system from any settled fine particles in the water mains. Notification of any upcoming flushing will be on the back of water bills, posted at the Village Hall, and also posted on www.lawrencemi.org and the Village Facebook page.  During this flushing period residents may detect some residual fines of rust and silt in their water, mainly detected as a slight film in toilets.


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SALE OF VEHICLE BY SEALED BID

The Village of Lawrence is selling the following vehicle through sealed bid: 2001 GMC 2500 2- wheel drive, regular cab. Vehicle can be viewed by appointment at the Village office 269-674-8161. Sealed bids are to be delivered to 157 N Paw Paw St by 4:00 PM on 3/3/20. The Village of Lawrence reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
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SALE OF VEHICLE BY SEALED BID

The Village of Lawrence is selling the following vehicle through sealed bid: 2001 GMC 2500 2- wheel drive, regular cab. Vehicle can be viewed by appointment at the Village office 269-674-8161. Sealed bids are to be delivered to 157 N Paw Paw St by 4:00 PM on 3/3/20. The Village of Lawrence reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

MEETINGS NOTICE

Village of Lawrence Committee Meetings Posting
(Unless indicated otherwise, all meetings are held at the Village Hall)

Regular Meetings This Month

Administration Committee (3rd Tuesday)
Tuesday, February 18th at 5:00pm

Community Development Committee (1st Thursday) Thursday, March 5th, 6:00pm

DDA (4th Wednesday)
Wednesday, February 26th, 6:30 pm

LDFA (4th Wednesday - Quarterly)
Wednesday, February 26th, 6:00pm

Joint Parks & Rec Committee Meeting at Lawrence Township Hall
Sunday, February 16th, 7:00pm

Ox Roast Committee
Thursday, February 20th, 6:00pm

Personnel Committee (4th Monday)
Monday, February 24th, 6:00pm

Planning Commission (4th Monday)
Monday, February 24th, 7:00pm

Public Service Meeting (1st Wednesday)
Wednesday, March 4th, 6:00pm

Regular Council Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00pm

Special Meeting: Personnel
Thursday, February 13th, 6:30pm

Special Meeting: Council
Tuesday, February 25th, 6:00pm

If you are experiencing a water or sewer emergency outside of normal Village business hours, please contact
the Department of Public Works at 269-312-4040.
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NOTICE
Special Meeting
for the Village of Lawrence
to be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020at 6:00 PM
for a Community Development Block Grant Infrastructure and Resiliency Application (Michigan Economic Development Corporation)
Allows citizens an opportunity to examine and submit comments on proposed application and community development for James Street lift station, School lift station and communication updates for water system.

Posted 2/7/2020
Lucinda R Nower
Clerk
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