Davison water bills delayed; city has plan to catch up

DAVISON — Water bills were scheduled to go out in the City of Davison yesterday (April 15), but due to restrictions in place by the COVID-19 emergency orders, city workers have been unable to take meter readings.

As a result, bills will be delayed and according to City Manager Andrea Schroeder, they’ll likely go out May 1 – but will be estimated bills based on the first three months of previous years.

In a message to the community released Tuesday, Schroeder and her staff explained the water bill plan:

“To help our residents and businesses during this COVID- 19 Pandemic, on April 13, 2020 the Davison City Council issued a directive to postpone issuing water/sewer bills until May 1, 2020. The bill issued at that time will be an estimated amount of your water and sewer usage from January through March of 2020. This bill will be due on June 5, 2020. In addition, all penalties and shut offs of water service will be suspended if this bill is paid in full by June 30, 2020.

“After the Pandemic is over, the DPW will be able to read meters for the bills due on August 5, 2020. Your bill will be adjusted to reflect the actual water and sewer usage for January through June of 2020.

“We are encouraging everyone to be very conscious of the water they are using during this time. Many people will use much more than normal. We encourage you to make payments towards your next bill over the next several weeks, as you have the ability before June 5, 2020.”

With most of city hall staff not currently in the office, residents cannot make payments in person. Instead, they are asked to make payments either online through the city’s website www.cityofdavison.org, by telephone 855-687-3670, mail payments to 200 E. Flint Street, Suite 2 or put payments in the drop box located on the north side of city hall.

Details or questions: Call 810-653- 2191, leave a message and someone will return your call. Feel free to also visit the city’s website for additional staff contact information.