Perry City Hall * 203 W. Polly Street * Perry, MI 48872-9503 * Phone: (517) 625-6155 * Fax: (517) 625-6157 * Hearing Impaired may Dial 711
The DPW is on-call around the clock to maintain the infrastructure that supports the daily life of City residents.
The water system, streets and public services in our community are managed with the highest consideration for
quality, convenience and efficiency.
DPW Superintendent John Souder
Location and Hours
The Department of Public Works is headquartered at the southwest end of Lamb Street
just west of City Hall.
DPW Staff is on duty 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In addition, a staff member is always on call for emergencies.
To contact the DPW, persons may call (517) 625-4500, 24-hours a day.
Water System and Water Quality
The City of Perry Water System has a 200,000-gallon storage tank and an average daily flow of about
210,000-gallons which increases during warmer weather. The water system is monitored daily to assure
the highest quality of water possible, and to meet standards set by the
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
Meter Reading has been updated with time-saving devices added to all water meters.
This device (transponder) allows the meter to be read from the road via radio transmission to a
This process has allowed staff to dedicate more time on regular maintenance and less time walking
door-to-door to read meters.
City of Perry Sewer System
The City of Perry Sewer System, maintained by the DPW, is comprised of seven pump stations located
throughout the city, which requires constant monitoring and maintenance to assure continuous 24-7 operation.
The DPW staff also maintains a Lagoon system on Bath Road near the railroad tracks, which also requires
constant maintenance to assure proper operation.
In early spring when the ice melts, the warmer water rises to the top of the pond. Because this is a
natural process, there usually is an odor emitted. This is called the 'rollover,' and should only last a few days.
Necessary steps are always taken to assure this process occurs quickly so the odor problem is present for the
shortest time possible.
If you have any questions or concerns about the City sewer system and how it operates, please call
Superintendent John Souder, (517) 625-4500.
Hydrant flushing is done on a routine basis, as determined by the DPW Superintendent.
Whenever possible, hydrants are flushed as needed beginning in April and ending in October.
When needed, hydrant flushing is scheduled the third week of the flushing month.
The City maintains a Wood Chip Pile for residents use. Residents may load their own chips or
DPW personnel will load the chips in a truck or trailer at a cost of $2 per (equipment) bucket.
Please contact the DPW to arrange an appointment between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
New Rule: Yard Waste Disposal
In accordance with Ordinance No. 326 Sec. 1080.2, approved March 5, 2015, by the Perry City Council:
Mixed Yard Waste must be placed in a Disposable Paper Yard Waste bag at the curb for the DPW crew
to pick up and dispose of. Bags may not weigh more than 35-pounds.
Plastic Bags for Yard Wastes are Prohibited.
The City Vac truck and Chipper will continue to be utilized to pick up branches/twigs, leaves, and
lawn clippings if those items are carefully separated and put in completely different piles.
Remember, the indicated piles Must Not have any other matter in them.
Paper Refuse bags are available locally at Darling Hardware.
(Effective April 2015)
Overnight Parking is PROHIBITED 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on City streets, in public parking lots and in road right-of-ways.
To facilitate snow removal by the DPW, special enforcement of this ordinance is practiced from
November 1st through April 1st.
Businesses and residents are responsible for the removal of snow and ice on sidewalks abutting their property.