Public Works, Water & Sewer

Michael L. Beek, Water Superintendent – Public Works Manager

Josh Warner, #2 Water Operator

Lee Beek, #3 Water Operator

Contact the Water Department

Pay Your Water Bill Online!

To Schedule Water Installs, Repairs, Turn-Ons, Turn-Offs:

Request a work order contact Heather at (906) 494-2381 or

Please allow for a 48-hour notice for all turn on or offs.
Water Dept. hours are 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Friday

Water Emergencies (water main breaks, large leaks)
Dial 9-1-1

Our Water Department crew is on call 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Flushing your house plumbing system when water services are restored – Step by step instructions!

2023 Water Rates

  • Residential…..$48 base fee + $7.28 per 1,000 gallons usage

*  Rates vary – for a complete list of rates, contact the Township Office.

Burt Township has a type one municipal water system. Municipal Water is available to most businesses and residences in the “Grand Marais” village limits. A monthly fee is assessed for “ready to use” service. A breakdown of fees is available in the amended Burt Township Water Ordinance.  
The Township employs three water operators who are responsible for maintenance of the groundwater system, a water billing clerk who sends out payment books, invoices, statements and receives payments, and a water administrator who oversees the operation of the department.  

water department

Water Department


If you are selling your property, please make sure you fill out and send in the Water Customer Change Form. You will continue to be billed IF we do not get notification of the change. Also, if you have a renter in your home who is supposed to pay the water bill, make sure you check on it periodically – the owner of the record is ultimately responsible for the payment of the water and it can be put on the property tax bill as a lien for collection if in arrears.

EMERGENCY SHUT-OFFS – When it is necessary to turn off water to parts of the township, residents in the affected area will be contacted by phone, in person, or by written notice. If at all possible, the Township Water Dept. manager will schedule water system improvements, repairs or maintenance that involve turning off water to some residents during times when it will least affect the consumers. There are public water spigots available for use by all township residents at all times – one is located between the library and the youth center at the Community Center building.


Sanitary Sewer System

Feasibility Study Presentation
Done October 27, 2005, at Burt Township Community Center
Feasibility Study
Ultimate Service Study 2005
STS Consultants, Mike Pond P.E.

Wellhead Protection Plan

Burt Township Water Department test result for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

View Results / PFAS Informational Video

Burt Township, PO Box 430, Grand Marais, MI 49839
t: (906) 494-2381 | f: (906) 494-2627