Click to Home
PrintEmail
Go To Search
Connect to Water System
Options to Connect
The water system in your street will allow you to connect to Detroit water. Each property owner has two options (with an existing home) if they desire to connect:

  1. Pay the entire connection fee in cash, currently $4,030.00. This figure includes:
    • tap-in at the property line
    • water meter (including remote reading device on the exterior of the home)
    • first 30 days of unmetered water usage
  2. Pay 1” tap-cost ($1,600.00), 5/8”meter cost ($250.00), construction water usage ($30.00), and first initial payment on debt ($17.98), which totals $1,897.98. The balance of $2,150.00 will then be financed over a 20-year period. The monthly payment of $17.98 will begin 30 days after completion of Utility Obligation Agreement. Interest charges apply.

Please download and read the detailed Procedures & Costs for Connection to Municipal Water System document for a more complete description of requirements and costs.

Inspections and Service Line
In addition to paying for the above, two other items must be accomplished before the connection can be made. All charges relating to these two items are the responsibility of the homeowner:

  1. A pre-inspection of the dwelling must be paid and approved by the Rochester Hills Building Department:
    1. There will be a fee charged to set up this inspection.
    2. The Building Department is located on the upper level of City Hall at 1000 Rochester Hills Drive (248.656.4615)
    3. The pre-inspection expires six (6) months after the approval date
  2. A service line must be installed by a licensed contractor. A homeowner may do the work if an affidavit is signed and a permit is secured through the Public Service Department.
  
Please download and read the detailed Procedures & Costs for Connection to Municipal Water System document for a more complete description of requirements and costs.

Important Notice: This webpage provides a brief overview of the procedures and costs associated with connecting to the Water System. It is not intended to be comprehensive and anyone interested in connecting to the Water System is encouraged to contact the Department of Public Services (248.656.4685 or email) for further information and assistance.

Stay Connected
FacebookTwitterRSS