Originally built in 1965 the Delta Township Wastewater treatment facility is an activated sludge treatment plant that consistently produces a high-quality effluent & “Exceptional Quality (EQ) Biosolids”. The facility underwent expansion in 1972 and again in 1985 to increase treatment capacity and incorporate odor control. The primary purpose of the Wastewater Division is to convey the sanitary sewage from the customer to the treatment plant for proper processing and to run other programs as required by state and federal agencies regarding wastewater treatment and employee safety.
The plant is currently designed to handle 6 million gallons of water each day with available equalization of an additional 5 million gallons. The treatment process operates 365 days a year without interruptions caused by weather or holidays. Currently, the sanitary sewer system has approximately 176 miles of sanitary sewer pipe that the wastewater division must maintain. The collection system includes 20 pumping stations that convey the wastewater from lower elevations into the gravity flow portions of the system.
The primary goal of the Water Division and the Department’s water distribution system is to maintain safe and clean drinking water for our 9,398+ customers. We work very closely with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to meet the weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly sampling requirements. The water distribution system operates on a daily basis, year-round. We maintain 5 standby wells, 3 ground storage tanks with pump stations, 2 elevated towers, and a Water Operations facility.
Delta Township purchases treated water from the Lansing Board of Water and Light, so the wells are being maintained for an emergency water supply only. In addition to storage facilities, the distribution system consists of 213.5 miles of water and 2,180 fire hydrants. The Utility Department installs water services, assists customers with routine turn on/off requests, and perform repairs when necessary to fire hydrants, main breaks, service line leaks, and other various appurtenances throughout the water system.
WATER: Delta Utilities installs new services and warranties them for one year. Homeowners are responsible after one year from the curb stop to the meter. Delta Utilities are responsible to repair external water connections up to the meter, but will bill back costs to the homeowner after one year of service. Delta performs no work after the water meter.
SEWER: Homeowners are responsible for the portion from the sewer main line (Wye) to the home. Delta Utilities does not install or bears no responsibility to make repairs of any sewer lead. Delta Utilities performs no work inside of a home.
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