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Perry City Hall * 203 W. Polly Street * Perry, MI 48872-9503 * Phone: (517) 625-6155 * Fax: (517) 625-6157 * Hearing Impaired may Dial 711

DPW Mission

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

     DPW Superintendent John Souder and his staff are available to see
that services in the City are maintained at the level residents expect.
His first priority is "Service to the Community."

    The dedicated team working in the field to provide service to City
     residents is comprised of Superintendent John Souder,
Eric Smith, Tony Davis,
Tim Beduhn and Colton Dietz.

Phone: (517) 625- 4500
E-Mail: dpw@perry.mi.us

           *Quick Links*
The Following Documents
are also Available at
Perry City Hall
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Trash Opt Out Form
(Commercial Accts. Only)

2018 Water Quality

Lead & Copper
Monitoring Report

Test Results for
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl


Location and Hours
The Department of Public Works is headquartered at the
southwest end of Lamb Street 
immediately 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.

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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
handheld computer.

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
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.

In 2019, DPW will FLUSH HYDRANTS on an as-needed basis following a four-day schedule
beginning Monday, April 22.

When Flushing, the 4-Day Schedule is comprised of:
Monday – North of the Tracks on the West side of M-52
Tuesday – North of the Tracks on the East side of M-52 and all of Lansing Road
Wednesday – South of the Tracks on East side of M-52
Thursday – Ruppert Road to Bath to the Oaks Subdivision –
Through the Subdivision to Country Estates Subdivision (Bath Road) Back to Williams –
Down to Third and All the property on the West Side of M-52

When the Hydrants are being Flushed - USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DOING LAUNDRY!!

Wood Chips
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.

Hours to have wood chips loaded in your vehicle are 7:30 to 8 a.m. or 2:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Please contact the DPW 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to arrange an appointment.

Chipper and Vac Truck Pickup Days
The Vac Truck will officially begin picking up piles of Leaves Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -

Leaves in Paper Yard Waste Bags, placed at the Curb will be picked up as Time and Weather Permits

Leaf Piles will be picked-up Every Wednesday throughout the Summer
(Weather Permitting)

The Chipper will officially begin picking up piles of Small Limbs and Branches Tuesday, April 30, 2019
and continue Every Tuesday throughout the Summer
(Weather Permitting)
Small Limbs and Branches (not exceeding 2-inches in diameter and one foot in length)
should be piled with cut ends facing the street.
They must also be separate from Yard Waste to prevent damage to the Chipper and Vac Truck.

New Rule: Yard Waste Disposal (Effective April 2015)

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.


The City Vac truck and Chipper will continue to be utilized to pick up branches/twigs, leaves,
lawn clippings if those items are carefully separated and put in completely different piles.

Twigs and small tree branches (not exceeding 2-inches in diameter and one foot in length)
should be piled with cut ends facing the street, 
separate from yard waste to prevent damage to
Chipper and Vac Truck.

Remember, the individual piles Must Not have any other matter in them.

Paper Refuse bags are available locally at Darling Hardware.
Snow Removal ~ Parking Prohibited
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.

Page Updated 05/30/2019