Niles, Michigan...the City of four flags!

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The City has a water supply capacity of 7.6 million gallons per day.  This water is pumped from city-owned wells, drawing from the deepest and purist aquifers.  Currently the City only pumps an average of 2 million gallons per day, with the peak usage going up to almost 4 million gallons per day in the summer.  The City has five (5) elevated water tanks and certain wells have back up generation, or motors, to be able to pump water during power outages.

A significant portion of the City of Niles' water distribution system was installed more than 50 years ago.  Water reliability studies are completed from time to time so that the Utilities Department can plan for water system infrastructure improvements.  Major  improvements have been completed which increase the quality of the water as well as the efficiency of the water system.  Included in these capital improvements were the construction of an iron filtration plant, establishment of an intermediate water pressure district on the east side of town, and the addition of water storage in the Bertrand Township Industrial Park.  This water system improvement program was completed at a cost of $5.8 million.  The City issued general obligation bonds to raise the funds to complete this capital improvement program.  The money to support these capital improvements will come from rate increases administered over a ten (10) year period.

                                                                                              Water Main Break at  King's Rd

Water Rates (effective October 1, 2015)

PDF Document Rate 30: City of Niles and Rate 35: Non-City
PDF Document Rate 36: Niles Charter Township

Water Quality Report

View the 2015 Water Quality Report by clicking here.

View the 2015 Source Water Assessment by clicking here.

Checking Underground Water Valve at Chippawa/OttawaTrail

Checking a Water Main Valve at
Chippawa/Ottawa Trail
Water Main Break at Decker Street 2013

Repairing a Water Main Break at Decker Street

Booster Station located on Lake Street.

Iron Filtration Plant located on Eagle Street.  Its primary function is to remove iron from the water to help eliminate discoloration.
Painting a Water Tower 1 

Can You See the Man on this Water Tower? He's Moving into position to Continue Painting.
Viking Water Tower

Niles - Home of the Niles High School Vikings!

Bertrand Crossing Water Tower.

Carberry Road Water Tower.