Michael L. Beek, Water Superintendent – Public Works Manager
Joshua Warner, Public Works Laborer – #2 Water Operator
Lee Beek, Public Works Laborer – #3 Water Operator
DPW Phone: (906) 494-2411
Contact the Department of Public Works
Dept. Manager: Mike Beek
Administrator: Sheri Shafer
Billing Clerk: Lori Mcshane
Contact the Water Department
Schedule water installs, repairs, turn ons, turn offs:
Please allow for a (2) day, 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)
Our Water Dept. Crew is on call 24 hours a day for emergencies.
2017 Water Rates
- Residential…..$40.00 base fee + $6.80 per 1000 gallons used
* 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. The current base rate for “ready to use” service is $40.00 per month plus a usage fee. A breakdown of fees is available in the amended Burt Township Water Ordinance. Monthly water payments are due the first of every month.
The Township employs two 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.
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
Ultimate Service Study 2005
STS Consultants, Mike Pond P.E.
Feasibility Study Presentation
Done October 27, 2005, at Burt Township Community Center