Water/Sewer and Utilities
Questions regarding water/sewer billing may be directed to:
Utility Billing Clerk
(906) 485-1091 ext. 207
**If you have an after hours or weekend water or sewer emergency,please call (877) 656-1406**
Utility Payment and Billing Policy
Water Meter Deposits
Starting January 1, 2011, a $250.00 Water Meter Deposit is required prior to establishing a water utility account with the City of Ishpeming. The water meter deposit is held with the City for two years. Click here view Ordinance #12-100, Section 102, Item 6 for regulations regarding deposits. Please call 485-1091, x 207 for further details.
Sewer Backup Claim Form
Please note you have 45 days from the occurrence of a sewer backup to file a claim against the City.
Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 906-485-1091, Ext. 203 to report your claim and to obtain the information to be completed.
Temporary Extension Application and Hardship/Inability to Pay Application
Individuals unable to pay their City of Ishpeming utility bill in full by the designated due date can apply for the Temporary Extension Application (link below) to delay payment up to 2 weeks from the billing due date.
Individuals unable to pay their City of Ishpeming utility bill in full by the designated due date, and are unable to utilize the Extension Application can apply for a hardship using the Hardship/Inability to Pay Application (link below) to delay payment up to 2 months from the disconnect date on the current utility bill.
We are pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets federal and state requirements. Please read our Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports