Public Services

Streets, Parks, and Cemetery Maintenance;   
Water, Sewer, and Storm Sewer Utilities


Bonnie Edmonds
Public Services Administrative Assistant
Office: (517) 629-7863
Fax: (517) 629-2238

For after hours public service emergencies call
(517) 812-4178

Street Department
(517) 629-3610

Water/Sewer Departments
(517) 629-5535

Wastewater Treatment Plant  (517) 629-3011

Riverside Cemetery
Tel: (517) 629-2479
FAX: (517) 629-9849

Parks Department
(517) 629-5535

Emergencies: 911 (Public Safety)


Streets, Parks, and Cemetery Maintenance;   

Water, Sewer, and Storm Sewer Utilities

Twenty-Four unionized employees, two superintendents, and the Director of Public Services are responsible for the maintenance and repair of 54 miles of streets, 100 miles of sidewalks, 60 miles of storm sewer pipes, 60 miles of water lines and 500 hydrants, 54 miles of sanitary sewers, and 90 acres of designated public parks.

Other responsibilities include management and care of the tree dump, and the almost 50 acre Riverside Cemetery. Also, the department handles code enforcement, parks maintenance, snow and ice removal, the organization of Clean-Up Day, the Wastewater Treatment Plant, street sweeping, and maintenance and management of the City's vehicle and heavy-equipment fleet. The department is also in charge of the coordination and monitoring of environmental investigations and remediation on municipally-owned property.

The department’s employees strive to provide the high-quality customer service to the citizens of Albion that residents have come to know and to expect.

The street department service garage is located at 12980 27 Mile Road.

The Water Department is responsible for making sure that state and federal guidelines are met for the delivery of a safe drinking water supply. The Water Department oversees the functioning and testing of water wells and chemical additives and maintains the water mains, water tower, and water pumps as well as the city's fire hydrant system.

The Sewer Department is responsible for the safe and effective operation of the sewer collection system and the safe transmission of wastewater to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Wastewater Treatment Plant is located at 1000 Brownswood Dr. It's purpose is to treat residential and industrial wastewater to remove solids and harmful pathogens while disinfecting the water to be for safe discharge into the Kalamazoo River.

The Street Department provides for the safe and smooth flow of traffic by maintaining traffic control devices and keeping the streets clean and free from potholes, leaves, limbs, trash, snow, and ice. The Street Department maintains the City streets, parking lots, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm sewers, bridges, and street trees. Special projects include preparations for the Memorial Day ceremony, Festival of the Forks, and Albion Aglow; special services include Christmas tree pickup.

The Parks Department maintains Albion's 17 parks as well as the grounds of the Depot and City Hall. The city's Forestry Program provides for inspection of city trees to determine maintenance needs.

The Cemetery Department is responsible for burials, lot sales, and the maintenance of Riverside Cemetery. (See the separate listings under Parks and Riverside Cemetery for details about these two areas.)


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Why is my water orange?

Why is my water bill suddenly so high?

What happens if my water bill payment is late?

What about a sewer credit for watering my grass and garden in the summer?

What if my sewer backs up?

What about the potholes in my street? The cracks in my sidewalk?

What are the property owner's responsibilities for sidewalks?

When is the tree dump open?

What about leaf pickup?

What about Clean-Up Day?