The Utilities Department issues permits to connect to the water and/or sewer system in Ada Township.

What Is a Water System Quality Report?

Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR's) are developed to comply with the right-to-know provisions in the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Amendments contain several provisions aimed at improving public information about drinking water, including the annual public water system compliance report (Consumer Confidence Report). The Safe Drinking Water Act is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its state partner, the Michigan Department of Environmental, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).

The report must contain information on the quality of the water delivered and characterize the risks (if any) from exposure to contaminants detected in the drinking water. Every community water system has an obligation to ensure that the required information is made available to our customers by July 1st for sampling results from the previous calendar year.

Should you have questions regarding the sampling data provided in the report, want more information concerning the Source Water Assessment, or if you would like a printed copy of the report mailed to you, please contact: Stephanie Kozal, Ada Township Utility Director, or review the EPA's Consumer Confidence Report FAQs.

Ada Township's most recent CCR Reports can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

Ada Township System, 2023 CCR Report

Grand Valley Estates System, 2023 CCR Report

Water and Sewer Rate Information

Click here for information from our engineer regarding the changes in water and sewer rates which became effective June 1, 2024. The new rates are presented in the following table:

ADA TOWNSHIP WATER AND SEWER RATES, June 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025

Meter SizeMonthly Readiness-to-serve Cost Township SystemMonthly Readiness-to-serve Cost Grand Valley Estates
1 1/2"$65.89$59.28
Water Commodity Charge$4.39/1,000 gallons$4.39/1,000 gallons
Sewer Commodity Charge$44.80 per Residential Equivalent Unit (REU) per Month

H2S Study Report

Following the lining of Ada Drive in late 2020 the Township began receiving reports in spring/summer of 2021 with reports of a sewer smell along portions of Ada Drive. Eventually this sewer smell was experience in other areas and the investigation area was expanded to try and identify the cause and potential solutions. Following this lengthy investigation, the Township Board received a report on December 13, 2023. The report is included below.

Drop Box Link - Click Here to Read Moore+Bruggink H2S Final Study Report

The Township is working on including some of the recommendations in our upcoming FY 2024-25 budget so that we may see improvement this next year. There are a number of options on how the Township can tackle this issue so it will require us to try various options and see the impact before moving forward on additional steps to try and remove variables to identify what is successful and what is not.

If you have any questions please contact Julius Suchy, Township Manager at 616-676-9191, ext. 7348.