Pierson Township is now managing property owner payments to the Montcalm County Drain Commission. For specific information on the payment system and the Sewer Advisory Committee go to https://www.piersontwp.org/about-5.
Some common problems encountered over the past few years can affect the cost of operation of the system and the efficiency of the wastewater treatment.
All customers must keep power on to the system control panel on a year round
basis. Interruptions in electrical service could cause damage to the system.
If a water softener is used, the drain must be piped outside of the sanitary sewer system. The added water and chloride (salt) is detrimental to the system. The State of Michigan limits chloride discharge at the Treatment Site. If a softener discharge is found connected to the sanitary sewer drain, the owner may be assessed a charge for inspection and all repair costs.
Construction / Remodeling
Prior to any construction or underground work, please call for staking of sewer and determination of existing sewer interference with proposed construction. Lines or tanks may require relocation. Construction, done without prior approval, can be very costly for the homeowner to correct.
Please call SVNO (616) 874-8866 if any of the following occur:
Alarm at the panel
Panel has frequent clicking or cycling. It should operate 1-4 times daily.
Drains are slow or noisy
There is water or odors around the tank area
Construction is being planned, including decks or slabs