Oscoda Township Water & Sewer Department Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Monday through Friday
110 S. State St.
Oscoda, MI 48750
To better serve Oscoda Township water
supply customers, and eliminate doubt and unnecessary service work, the
following policy for water meter accuracy concerns will be followed.
If you believe you are being billed for
more water than you are using, you should monitor your usage daily. After you have monitored your usage and
investigated for any leaks (no matter how small, they add up) you may request a
service call to your location. This will
only be to verify that our equipment is in good working order or to check for
any leaks with a “flow meter.” We cannot
help you find your leak, only to verify the existence of a leak. (On occasion, a toilet may have been left
running, causing excessive water use, but has since stopped running. There is no way to detect this
occurrence.) If a leak is detected, a
plumber should be called.
As a matter of general understanding,
water meters do not over register. Over a period of time meter wear and
deterioration lead to under registering, especially at low flows.
Water will only be called to go through the meter when it is being
“called” to do so.
If you still dispute the accuracy of the
meter, and demand that it be changed, certain expenses will be billed to you.
If we remove the meter and test it for
accuracy (this is done through an independent testing company, not Oscoda
Township) you will be billed for the cost of removing and testing it. The meters are tested on a five device
testing bench which includes a pressure gauge, a calibrated test meter, a flow
meter, sized orifices, and a calibrated tank to receive the test flow. There has never been a meter tested that has
over registered water use. If you
request that it be tested by a company of your choice, you will be billed for
all costs associated with the testing.
If the meter test results show the meter
to be in good working order, you will also be charged for the new meter that