The professional term for sewer is wastewater. The Village’s lagoon system was constructed in the early 1960’s and modified in 1980 to include irrigation facilities and additional storage. Most of the collection system was replaced in 1998 to remove excessive infiltration and inflow.Villages that discharge treated wastewaters to lakes and streams or to groundwater do so under a federal permitted system known as the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The permit spells out in exact detail the volume of wastewater the community can discharge and the concentrations of pollutants the wastewater discharge may contain. Weather permitting, the months of discharge are March thru November. This is an enterprise fund. Sewer bills are mailed out on a quarterly basis following the monthly sequence of March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1 of each year. Charges are billed in advance and payments are due to the Village of Kent City on the last day of the month preceding the quarterly billing period. Payments can either be mailed by USPS to the Village of Kent City, PO Box 296, Kent City, MI 49330 – or made in person at the Village Office during office hours. After hours payment may be placed in the payment drop box to the right of the front door of the Village Office. Exact change is requested when paying in cash.A 10% late fee is added to each quarterly charge if not paid by the due date. Payment must be received on or before the due date to avoid late charges. Postmarks are NOT accepted. Rates can be furnished upon request.
The primary concern of the Village of Kent City is health and safety of our residents. Beginning this year, we are opening our doors to Village residents to offer a place to cool down on Ozone Action Days. Feel free to come to the Village office during business hours on any Ozone Action Day. We are offering our board room to give you a place to sit, relax and cool off. We have books, board games, cards and free Wi-Fi available to you. All pets must be caged within the building.
Downtown Development Authority
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is requesting input from residents and local business owners to help give some guidance as to the desired focus of future improvements to our business district. To see more about the DDA, past improvements, and future projects, please visit our DDA page here on the website.
NOTE: For your convenience the Village provides a drop box for payments and other communications. The drop box is located on the South East side of the Village Office building. Remember that all payments left in the box will be receipted as of the next business day.