For Emergency sewer backups or water turn-offs please contact our on call system at (989) 224-9192 for after hours, weekends, and holidays.

The City's Water Department is dedicated to providing safe, clean drinking water to all of its customers. St. Johns Water is produced and distributed under full compliance with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). Our dedicated professional staff of state licensed Water Operators adheres to our strict standards of operation for the three divisions within our department, Water Production, Water Distribution and our State Certified Drinking Water Lab.

The City's water production system consists of five (5) wells, a 400,000 gallon ground storage tank, and two (2) high service pumps. The production system is controlled with a SCADA system which allows monitoring of our wells and pumps 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The City's distribution system consists of a 500,000 gallon elevated tower, 56 miles of watermain and 467 fire hydrants.

The City's state certified drinking water lab not only allows us to process our own required bacti samples but allows us to process samples for many smaller communities within Clinton and Gratiot counties as well as excavating companies, water well companies and real estate agents.

The water department distribution and lab staff ensure that all new construction water mains are installed, disinfected and sampled according to EGLE and City of St. Johns standards before they are put into operation. Ensuring that all customers will have safe drinking water.