Water, Sewer and Utilities

The Village of Sparta Operates it own fresh water facility as well as its own waste water treatment facility.

Sparta Water Department

The Village of Sparta Water Department was the first municipal water service in the State of Michigan to implement an iron removal system in conjunction with water softening. The Water Department has the ability to store over a million gallons in the three water towers Sparta maintains. We have four wells that can pump more than 2,850 gallons per minute into the water treatment plant. The Village also has generators at three of the four well locations, ready in the event of a power outage.

Village Installs Radio Read Water Meters

You may be aware the Village of Sparta has been in the process installing Radio Meter Readers for quite a while. The Village began this project approximately 6-7 years ago and would replace a few meters heads as time allowed but never invested the time or resources into making this project a priority. Following our goal and budget discussions this project was identified as a top priority by Village Council for 2016. I am happy to report that 10 months through 2016, 99% of the Village has had Radio Meter Readers installed.

Click the link below for more information.

2014 Consumer Confidence Report

Sparta Waste Water Treatment Facility

The Village of Sparta maintains its own independent waste water treatment system. The system is composed of 1 treatment facility, 9 lift stations, and over 25 miles of service piping. The system is maintained by a staff of three; the Waste water Superintendent and two support persons, who perform day-to-day maintenance and effluent (exit flow) testing on the system.

The waste water system services the Village of Sparta as well as the Camp Lake Drainage Basin in Algoma Township. Daily flows to the system average approximately 750,000 gallons (enough to fill two Olympic sized swimming pools). The treatment facility uses a combination of gravity settling, biological agents, and chemical injections to treat the waste water before it is released into the Rogue River.

Sparta's Waste Water Treatment Facility is operated by Infrastructure Alternatives.

Utility Fee Schedule

The PDF link below details the water and sewer monthly fees, commodity charges, and connection fees. The rates are effective January 1, 2016.

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Sparta Water Department Contact Information

Water Department Operator: Randy Carter
383 S. State St.
Sparta, MI 49345

Billing, Work Orders, and Turn On/Off Requests:
(616) 887-8251

Water Treatment Questions: (616) 887-0854
Fax: (616) 887-1114
Email: Water Department

Sparta Waste Water Treatment Facility Contact Information

Contract Operator: Gary Nestle, Infrastructure Alternatives
611 E. Gardener St.
Sparta, MI 49345

Facility Phone: (616) 887-8711

Infrastructure Alternatives:
Phone: (616) 886-1600
Website: Infrastructure Alternatives