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To all prospective bidders: Addendum No. 1 - Niles Avenue Demolition Project, 1015 Niles Avenue
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March 30th City Commission Meeting Cancelled
Please be advised that the City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2020, has been cancelled. To view the notice, please click here.
Paying Your Utility Bill
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Governor Whitmer Signs "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Exective Order
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City of St. Joseph General Contact Information, March 17, 2020
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here for additional information.
City of St. Joseph Temporarily Suspends Water Sampling Collection at City Hall
Effective immediately, due to the Coronavirus, the City of St. Joseph is temporarily suspending the distribution and collection of water sampling test kits at St. Joseph City Hall.Read more ...
For the most up to date information regarding the coronavirus, residents are encouraged to visit the Berrien County Health Department website at: http://berriencounty.org/1643/Coronavirus-Disease-COVID-19Read more ...
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Lead Service Replacement Program
In 2018, the State of Michigan issued a lead and copper rule that placed new requirements on water supply and distribution systems. Two of the more significant changes were requirements to complete a distribution system material inventory (DSMI) and replace lead water services on a set schedule.
The City submitted a preliminary distribution system inventory in December 2019 in compliance with the deadline of the new rule; the final material inventory is due in five years. In order to comply with the final DSMI, the City is conducting point-of-entry inspections to determine service material type where it enters the foundation or structure. Property owners should expect to be contacted by City staff to arrange a convenient time to conduct this inspection if it has not been completed already. A small portion of newer constructed homes in the City will not require an inspection because the City has records on file confirming that no lead is present.
The distribution material system inventory will be used to determine the extent of water service replacements. The State has established varying rates at which water suppliers must replace lead services. Because the City of St. Joseph is in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, we will be required to replace services at a rate of 5% per year starting January 1, 2021. The City is in the process of developing the lead water service replacement program schedule.
A small number of lead service replacements have already been completed through a Pilot Drinking Water Grant Program offered by the State of Michigan. Some of the $272,000 grant funding was also used to conduct the preliminary DSMI. Links to the preliminary DSMI map and a map illustrating the general location of the water service line replacements are provided below.
The City is also offering a no cost water service sample program for eligible properties, if you are interested in this program, please see the link that follows for additional instructions.
DSMI and Lead Service Replacement Information
City of St. Joseph Consumer Confidence Report/Annual Water Quality Reports
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