Important Information About Drinking Water and Lead

Click here to view the City of Tecumseh GET THE LEAD OUT BROCHURE

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at 517.423.6545.

For more information on water testing, you can visit the MDEQ’s Drinking Water Analysis Laboratory’s website:,4561,7-135-3307_4131_4155---,00.html

Orders may be e-mailed:
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telephoned: 517-335-8184
faxed: 517-335-8562
or mailed: Water Sample Unit Orders
Dept. of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30270
Lansing, MI 48909

Where can I find additional information?

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Information on Lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the
Safe Drinking Water Hotline
at 1-800-426-4791
or at

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ):
Community Water Supply Program oversees the primary EPA program that sets forth minimum standards for safe drinking water as well as administering the requirements of
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American Water Works Association (AWWA): Members have worked to protect consumers against lead in drinking water for many years, creating scores of helpful communications, technical and public policy resources.


2017 Annual Water Quality Report

Public Utilities Department

May 1, 2018

We’re pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is 7 wells owned by the City of Tecumseh ranging from 80 to 260 feet below the surface.

We introduce chlorine for disinfection, fluoride that promotes strong teeth and polyphosphate in an effort to make the water less corrosive to your plumbing fixtures. The City of Tecumseh wells draw from the glacial outwash deposit known as the Adrian Drainage System. The outwash deposit that our wells draw from dissects the Defiance Moraine System with the Inner Defiance Moraine east of Tecumseh and the Outer Defiance Moraine to the west.

We are required to develop a ground water protection program at the federal, state, and local levels. As a result, the Wellhead Protection Program (WHPP) was created. The ten-year well delineations have been identified. Both are available from our office.

The objective of the WHPP is to define an area surrounding a public water supply well or well field and to control potential sources of contamination within the designated area. This area is known as the wellhead protection area (WHPA). The WHPA has been defined as the surface and subsurface area surrounding a public water supply well or well field through which contaminants, if spilled or deposited, will most likely pass and eventually reach the well field.

We are pleased to report that our drinking water for the City of Tecumseh is safe and meets federal and state requirements.

This report shows our water quality and what it means.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Todd Knepper Superintendent of Utilities at 710 East Chicago Blvd. or call (517) 423-0402. We would be pleased to set up a time to go over any part of this report. You also could attend the city council meeting on the first or third Monday of each month and ask questions at the public comment area on the agenda. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility

The City of Tecumseh routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. This table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2017. The state allows us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. All of the data is representative of the water quality, but some are more than a year old. The most recent results of these are also listed in the table.

Click here to download the full 2017 Water Quality report including test results.


PFAS and PFOA NOT DETECTED in City of Tecumseh Water Samples

Click here to download the Report

Your Utility Bill

A utility bill is mailed to you each quarter. The bill contains information about your meter readings, the amount of usage, the amount of the bill, the account number and other information about your account.

The due date shown on the bill is usually 25 to 30 days after the date the meter is read. The due date is the 30th of each month. If the bill is not paid by the due date, a penalty of 10% is added to the bill.

Water/Sewer Tap and Misc Fees

Water Tap Fees
1" $2500.00
1 1/2" $3500.00
2" $5500.00
4" $10,000.00
6" $15,000.00
8" $20,000.00
12" $40,000.00
Greater than 12" To be determined by site plan review
passed 3/20/2006


Meter Charge

  • $300.00 per meter.
  • Over 1" owner purchases from supplier, or the City can order and bill owner for meter cost plus 15% administrative fee.
  • Note: Readiness to Serve Fee will be charged to each unit in multiple family dwellings.
  • Turn off/on charge for non-payment of bill

    • During normal working hours $30.00.
    • During overtime hours $75.00.
    • Non-emergency work that is not the City's responsibility $15.00 plus time and materials.
  • Swimming Pool Fee

    • $65.00 plus $100.00 deposit.
  • Bulk Water is available to the public at the Wastewater Treatment Plant for a fee of $6.00/1000 gallons with a minimum charge of $25.00.


Sewer Tap Fees
6" $2500.00
8" $10,000.00
12" $20,000.00
Greater than 12" To be determined by site plan review
passed 3/20/2006

Residential Water and Wastewater Billing Rates


Per 1000 gallons $2.20 per/1000 gallons

Water "Readiness to Serve" - $4.09 quarterly


Per 1000 gallons - $4.55 per/1000 gallons

Sewer "Readiness to Serve"- $13.74 quarterly

Sewer Readiness Per Meter Size           Water Readiness Per Meter Size

1" or smaller - $13.74 per quarter         1" or smaller - $4.09 per quarter

1.5"- $45.81 per quarter                            1.5"- $13.63 per quarter

2"- $73.29 per quarter                                2"- $21.81 per quarter

3" - $146.58 per quarter                             3" - $43.62 per quarter

4" - $229.03 per quarter                             4" - $68.16 per quarter