Water Billing

Did You Know?

  • Southfield is supported by 346 miles of water mains, 217 miles of sanitary and 40 miles of combined sewers.
  • There are 3,317 fire hydrants in Southfield. One for every 23 residents or one for every eleven residential dwellings.
  • The average daily use of water is 7.47 million gallons.
  • Over 634,000,000 cubic feet or 4.8 trillion gallons of water is sold to Southfield customers every year.

    WATER BILLS

    Residential water bills are issued every two months and Commercial water bills are issued every month.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS

    Water bill payments can be mailed to the address shown on the water bill: City of Southfield, Water and Sewer Department, P. O. Box 33835, Detroit, MI, 48232-0835. Also, payments can be made in person at the Treasurer’s Office, located in the Municipal Building at the Civic Center complex, 26000 Evergreen Road, at Civic Center Drive. That office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    When paying by mail, please include the bill stub to assure proper credit to the correct account. When paying in person, please bring the entire bill form for faster service.

    A third payment-option is through the Automatic Bill Payment Plan. By submitting the properly completed application to the Water Department, the billing customer’s payments are withdrawn from (the choice of) a savings account or a checking account automatically upon the due date of each bill. Applications for this payment plan are available at the Water Department and at the Treasurer’s Office; or the forms will be mailed out by request.

    CLOSING BILLS

    At the time that a residence changes ownership or tenancy, the seller or tenant should read the six digits on the face of the water meter, on the last date of responsibility. Anytime after the reading is obtained, the read is to be called in to the Water Department, along with the mailing address information.

    When a business changes ownership or tenancy, an appointment can be requested for the Water Department to obtain an actual meter reading as of the final date of responsibility.

    If the property is connected to city sewer, but not to the water system, the seller (or tenant) should notify the Water Department with the last date of responsibility and the mailing address for the sewer bill.

    For water billing, new water or sewer service, water service shut off, or troubleshooting problems, call (248) 796-4850. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.