New water meters being installed City-wide 

The City of Northville is completing a city-wide water meter replacement program to install new water meters and also replace second water meters used exclusively for outdoor use, such as for inground lawn sprinkler systems.

Residents and business owners are being asked to schedule an appointment for their water meter replacement directly with the city, since the program is now 80% complete (as of July 2020). Previously appointments were made through the contractor, UMS. Please see the contact information on the DPW main page.

During the scheduled appointment, a worker will enter your home or business to replace the meter and upgrade the wiring, a process that takes up to one hour. The worker will also replace the touch pad currently located on an outside wall with a new meter interface unit (MIU). For security measures, City workers carry identification and drive city vehicles.

Due to COVID 19 precautions, workers will wear masks and sanitize anything that they touch while performing the replacement work. 

“The majority of water meters in the City are 20 years old or older and have reached the end of their projected life cycle,” said DPW Director Loyd Cureton. “These new water meters meet the State of Michigan ‘no lead’ requirements and are guaranteed accurate for 20 years.”

To help finance the purchase and installation of water meters at households and businesses, City Council approved a $622,000 loan from the City’s General Fund to the Water and Sewer Fund with 2.5% interest rate for seven years. The funds will be applied to the total cost of $859,786, with the balance coming from the Water and Sewer Fund reserves.

Residents who have questions about the program should contact the DPW Department. 



water meterHouse with front porchSpice Merchants exterior
Photos: A new water meter, made by Neptune.
All homes in the City of Northville will get a new water meter.
Businesses will also get new meters. 
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