Oakland Township

Update: September 22, 2022

The Oakland Township Board of Trustees approved new cost recovery charges for SOUTHEAST customers on September 13, 2022. WRC will adjust last quarter's bill to the previous cost recovery rate of $9 per thousand cubic feet for the entire quarter, eliminating the increase that had gone into effect on July 1. WRC will mail all SOUTHEAST water customers their revised balance due by the end of September. The due date for these bills will be October 19. Customers on automatic payment will see the amount due pulled from their account on file on October 19.

The next quarterly bill will be sent in November and will use the new cost recovery rate of a flat quarterly charge of $50 per water meter equivalent unit plus a usage rate of $14 per thousand cubic feet for volumes over 1,500 cubic feet. See Oakland Township SOUTHEAST District Rate Sheet for details.

Please contact WRC at 248-858-1110 if you have questions regarding your bill or the adjustment.

Update: August 30, 2022

SOUTHEAST Oakland Township water bills are being reviewed for adjustment pending the outcome of rate approvals by the Township board. Once billing adjustments are finalized, our office will notify each customer via letter of the revised quarterly charges and account balance. Because this will likely occur after the current bill's stated due date, we are extending the due date to October 19 for SOUTHEAST Oakland Township customers. If you are signed up for autopay, we will not pull funds from your checking or savings account until October 19.

The following neighborhoods are included in SOUTHEAST Oakland Township: Applewood Meadows, Coach Lamp Hills, Deer Point, First Assembly of God, Guardian Angel Cemetery, Hidden Valley, Knorrwood Pines West, Knorrwood Ridge, Oak Arbor, Oak Arbor Church, Oak Arbor Condos, Oak Arbor Crest, Oak Arbor Hills, Oak Arbor Pond, Oak Arbor Ridge, Oak Arbor Woods, Oakland Crest, Oakland Farms, Oakland Knolls, Oakland Medows, Oakland Valley, Parkland Hills, Premier Academy, Rochester Schools and Whims Acres.

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Update: August 25, 2022

We are working to provide a notice for Southeast Oakland Township Residents with a new amount to pay. Thank you for your patience during this time. Updated billing amounts are expected to be processed the week of September 12.

Important Information: August 17, 2022

Upon review of the quarterly generated bills to the water customers in the Southeast Oakland Township, a discrepancy in the methodology used to calculate the bill was discovered. An adjustment will be issued to customers in advance of their next quarterly bill. Once this error is corrected, the majority of customers will receive a significant reduction in their water bill. No late fees will be charged, and customers will receive a notice with the corrected amount.

Customers can still expect to see an average annual increase of $400 in their water bill. This increase is attributable to the costs of state-mandated improvements at the Township-owned Knorrwood Pines wellhouse property and the scheduled construction of a 500,000-gallon water storage tank and booster station to bring the system into compliance with Michigan's safe drinking water standards.

These improvements, designed to protect public health and improve water system reliability, have been in the works for several years. They're required by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. The $5.2 million project is being funded through residential water rates.

We appreciate your patience as we work through making this right and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Questions should be directed to the WRC Billing Services department at wrcbilling@oakgov.com or 248-858-1110. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to visit the Billing Services page. 

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 About the Oakland Township Water System

There are seven Type 1 water systems in Oakland Township. The systems are owned by Oakland Township and operated and maintained by the Water Resources Commissioner's office (WRC). The source of water for each system is groundwater pumped via wells.

Information for each Oakland Township water system is available by clicking on the water system name in the menu bar on the left.

Oakland Township Website