Sewer Bill Information

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General Information

The Village treats wastewater using a wastewater stabilization lagoon treatment system. This system is operated under the guidelines of the General Wastewater Stabilization Lagoon Permit, issued and enforced by the MDEQ (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality). The permit authorizes seasonal discharges to the Holly Drain specifically the months of March, April, May, October, November and December. All discharges must occur during these months and meet permitted water quality standards. All discharges must be reported to the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) via Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs).



WHERE AS the Village of Vernon Sewer Ordinance authorizes the Village Council to adopt and amend rates, fees and charges necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Villages sewer system, and

WHERE AS the Village Council has reviewed the existing rates, fees and charges and has determined that changes are necessary, now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Vernon Village Council adopt the rates established below:

  •  REU Rate - $58.07/month
  •  Billings as follows
April 10 Due by April 30 October 10 Due by October 31
May 10 Due by May 31 November 10 Due by November 30
June 10 Due by June 30 December 10 Due by December 31
July 10 Due by July 31 January 10 Due by January 31
August 10 Due by August 31 February 10 Due by February 28
September 10 Due by September 30 March 10 Due by March 31

  • There will be a 15% discount offered to all customers wishing to pay for a year.  Entire amount must be paid by April 30 of the new sewer fiscal year.
  • Sewer Tap Fee – 6” = $2,000 plus village labor, material and equipment costs
  • Delinquent Penalty – 10%
  • High Strength Waste Surcharge

For all pounds of BOD over 200 ppm - $0.48

For all pounds of suspended solids over 200 ppm - $0.40

For all pounds of phosphate over 5 ppm - $2.65

  • Unit Assignment Schedule

Facility Unity Factor 
Single Family Residence 1.0 per dwelling
Multiple Family Residences 1.0 per single family residence
Auto Repair / Service Station 1.0 per facility
Banks 0.15 per employee station
Beauty Shops 0.20 per booth
Cemeteries 1.0 per cemetery
Churches 0.008 per seat
Factories 0.25 per 1,000 sft
Fire Departments 1.0 per facility
Fraternal Organizations  
-    members only 1.0 per hall
-    members and rentals 2.0 per hall
Government Offices 0.40 per 1,000 sft
Grocery Store / Markets  0.50 per 1,000 sft
Libraries 1.0 per 3 employees or fraction thereof
Lumberyards  0.25 per 1,000 sft
Office Buildings 0.40 per 1,000 sft
Post Offices 1.0 per 3 employees or fraction thereof
-   meals w/ service and dishes 1.0 per facility for every 25 seats or fraction thereof
-   without dishes 1.8 per facility
-   with cafeteria only 1.0 per classroom
-   with cafeteria and showers 1.5 per classroom
Stores (other than specifically listed) 1.0 per 5 employees or fraction thereof
Warehouses 0.10 per 1,000 sft

Note : Each facility is assigned a minimum of 1.0 REU

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Village of Vernon post the attached notice at the Village Hall and send copies to all sewer customers.  Moved by Trustee Heldreth, Seconded by Trustee Borkowski.  Yeas: 6 Nays: 0

Motion Carried.  Resolution Adopted March 28, 2012

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