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
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)
Rate 30: City of Niles and Rate 35: Non-City
Rate 36: Niles Charter Township
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Checking a Water Main Valve at
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
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Bertrand Crossing Water Tower.
Carberry Road Water Tower.