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Water Bills

Due to the City's new electronic meter reading system, all water customers are now being billed on a monthly basis.  Bills are mailed the first week of the month and due the day before the last business day of the month.  Late payments are assessed a 10% penalty fee.  To avoid late charges please sign up for our free automatic payment service.

Current Water & Sewer Rates

  City Residents Township Residents
Water per 1,000 gallons $  5.25  $  6.16
Sewer per 1,000 gallons $  9.42 $11.04
Ready-to-serve per month (standard) $36.40 $42.52
Flat Rate N/A $  4.17 Twp. only

Ready to Serve used by the resident to cover maintenance of the systems supporting customers and fixed business costs associated with management of that utility.

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Please remember to call our office at 269-695-3844 ext. 11 to schedule a final reading which will generate a final billing on the next regular scheduled billing cycle.


Helpful Links

Current Consumer Confidence Water Report

Questions frequently asked about City Water

Additional Water Operations information

Additional Wastewater Treatment information


Scott Desenberg
Water Department - Operator in Charge


Scott Desenberg has been with the Water Department since June of 2012.  He is a lifelong Buchanan resident, having graduated with honors from Buchanan High School in 1993.  Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, from Central Michigan University in 1998, and spent 12 years teaching high school mathematics and coaching football, mostly at Eau Claire High School in Eau Claire, Michigan.  While teaching, Scott earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.  He lives with his wife, Sheri, on Main Street, with their daughter, Brinna and son, Brooks. 

 An avid outdoorsman, Scott enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, mushroom hunting, and making maple syrup.  He also loves being involved with his kids, whether it’s coaching T-Ball or floor hockey, or selling Girl Scout Cookies or just going for a walk in the woods with them.

Email Scott Desenberg at sdesenberg@cityofbuchanan.com