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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Water Dept.  Phone Numbers

363-9660 M-F 7:30am to 4:00pm
616-732-6147 Emergencies, After Hours, Weekends, and Holidays

Water Department Staff

Assistant to the Director
  Billing: (616)726-8885
Utility Billing

Water and Sewer Utility Bills:

Please contact the Township Accounting Department for all questions regarding water meter readings and utility billings.

Phone:  364-8466

From Michigan's Department of Transportation (MDOT), here are some informative articles on preventing pollution of our lakes and streams.

What is Storm Drain Runoff, and why it can pollute our water (.pdf)

You dumped WHAT down that storm drain? (.pdf) 




Where does Plainfield water come from?

Plainfield Township Water Department gets its excellent quality raw water from sixteen wells located in three separate well fields. These wells vary in size, and can pump from 600 gallons of water per minute to 1450 gallons of water per minute, for a total raw water supply capacity of approximately 24 million gallons a day.

Barrels and Brews!
Join us at Rockford Brewing Company for our 2016 Rain Barrel Workshop series hosted by Plainfield Charter Township

Tuesdays at 6:30pm on:

  • July 19
  • August 16

All the details are here

This raw water supply is pumped to and treated by our 16 million gallon per day capacity water plant to meet every federal and state requirement for safe drinking water. In 2011 we supplied 1.26 billion gallons of safe, clean drinking water to our customers. Our minimum daily pumpage was 1.68 million gallons of water. Our maximum daily pumpage was 7.76 million gallons of water. Our average daily pumpage was 3.45 million gallons per day.

The water treatment plant is a full treatment, lime softening facility. In the water distribution system there are over 200 miles of water main, over 9,000 water meters and over 2,000 valves and 2,000 hydrants. There are 14 water tanks ranging in capacity from 200,000 gallons to 4 million gallons of water. These tanks provide pressure and stored water for fire protection. Five pump stations move water to our tanks and four pressure districts. We provide water to over 40,000 residents located in Plainfield Township, Alpine Township, and portions of Grand Rapids Township, Algoma Township as well as a small part of the City of Walker.


Need to fill your pool? Use a fire hydrant!

Did you know that you can use a fire hydrant to fill your pool? Download information regarding fire hydrant use HERE and a Daily Hydrant Permit to use a hydrant to fill your pool for the summer! Feel free to contact the Water Department with any future questions or concerns.

Phone: (616) 363-9660
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

An award winning Water Department

The Plainfield Charter Township Water Department has proudly received the following awards:

  • 2010 Michigan Rural Water Association: Operator of the Year Award - Don Petrovich
  • 2010 Michigan Rural Water Association: Water Utility of the Year Award
  • 2009 Michigan Section, AWWA: Consumer Confidence Report Award of Excellence
  • 2009 Michigan Section, AWWA: Exemplary Wellhead Protection Award
  • 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996, 1991 Regional, AWWA: Best Tasting Water
  • 1994 Michigan Section, AWWA: Tapping Contest Winner
  • 1991 Michigan Section, State, AWWA: Best Tasting Water

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