Utilities - Water Department

Water/Sewer Billing Office, 333 W. Ellsworth St., Midland, MI 48640 Phone: 989-837-3341
Water Treatment Plant, 2607 Bay City Rd., Midland, MI 48642 Phone: 989-837-3515

Map to Water / Sewer Billing Office         Map to Water Treatment Plant

Water Pressure Boosted in City's Northeast Section

Detailed Map of the Northeast Pressure District

In the summer of 2004, the City completed a $2.9 million water system improvement project designed to increase water pressure in the northeast section of Midland. The northeast district extends north of a line from Waldo and E. Ashman Street to Swede to Wheeler to Jefferson to U.S. 10 to Sturgeon north to the city limits (see map of area above).

Almost 3.5 miles of water main was installed over a two-year period, adding to existing 16-inch mains in the district. The new mains, plus a new nine million-gallon-a-day pump station at the Midland Water Treatment Plant and new pressure control valves, have increased the water pressure in this part of the city from a low of 35 pounds per square inch (psi) to as much as 60 psi.

Before the improvements were made, the northeast area - which has the highest elevation in the city - had comparatively low water pressure. Since the project was completed, homes and businesses in that section of the city have seen a noticeable improvement in their water pressure.

The changes put water pressure in the northeast area in line with other sections of the city.

The system enhancements also provide the capacity for future residential and commercial growth, particularly in the area north of U.S. 10 from Waldo Avenue to Eastman Avenue.