Water Department

The Water Department is operated by the Department of Public Works. The employees are licensed with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) in water distribution. The Operator-In-Charge (OIC) is Marc Hansen. Both Marc and Justin Coolman hold S-4 water operator certifications.

The Water Department is responsible for maintaining this system and provides a wide variety of services including:

  • Daily and monthly water quality sampling
  • Cross connections
  • Flushing program
  • Maintenance of fire hydrants
  • MDEQ compliance
  • Maintenance and repair of water lines and mains
  • Marking water lines for Miss Dig
  • Operation of water tower
  • Reading and installation of water meters for billing
  • Turn on / off water service
  • Valve exercise program

Requests for service, including service turn-off, service turn-on, low pressure, rusty water, meter read or reread, meter replacement and new service installation should be directed to the City Hall at (231) 757-4729.


Questions about your bill, transferring an account, establishing a new account, rental account information and payment options should be directed to the Utility Billing Department at (231) 757-4729.

We offer two ways to electronically process water and sewer payments. The most convenient is using an auto-draft feature. You provide us with your financial information, and your monthly bill is automatically deducted from your account. No more missed payments! This is especially useful for seasonal residents and anyone else who wants one less thing to remember.

The second method for paying is by credit card using our online bill feature. Simply look up your bill online and make payment via credit card. Transaction and convenience fees apply.


The City of Scottville provides water for city residents and some areas of Amber Township. The water system is routinely tested and monitored in cooperation with the City of Ludington. The City of Scottville is required by the State of Michigan to issue an annual Water Quality Report.

Supply & Storage

Scottville and our service area of Amber Twp uses approximately 26.3 million gallons of water per year. The water is supplied by the City of Ludington and is locally stored in a 200,000-gallon water storage tower on First St. and a recently constructed 50,000-gallon tower at West Shore Community College.

Distribution & Treatment

The City of Scottville operates a complex network of pipes and valves that allow water to be distributed to residents and businesses. The system is computer monitored and controlled at the Ludington Water Treatment Plant on N. Lakeshore Dr.