The Public Services Department manages Buildings & Grounds, Garbage & Recycling, and Water & Sewer services in Orion Township.
Buildings & Grounds is responsible for the maintenance of Orion Township owned buildings and safety paths, as well as phragmites control efforts. Park facilities are maintained by the Parks & Recreation Department.
Orion Township contracts with GFL Environmental USA to perform garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection for all single-family homes and multi-family communities with cart service.
The Water & Sewer Division services over 5, 000 water customers and over 7,000 sewer customers. The water and sewer system contains over 150 miles of water mains and over 140 miles of sewer mains; 23 sewer lift stations; 6 pressure reducing vaults; over 1,700 fire hydrants; and a 2.5 million gallon water storage facility.
The Water and Sewer after hours emergency phone number is (248) 858-4911.
2020 Annual water quality report
Every year, the Township is required by the DEQ to publish a water quality report. This report details the results of contaminant testing that is performed at the Lake Huron treatment plant, which is the source of the water that Orion Township receives.
To view the report online, click here.
If you are unable to view the report online and would like a copy mailed to you, please contact our office at 248-391-0304, ext. 8500.
Summer Watering Restrictions
Mandatory Watering Restrictions:
From the beginning of May until the end of September of each year, a mandatory watering restriction has been adopted for everyone who is connected to Orion Township water and has an automatic sprinkling system.
The following mandatory watering restrictions shall apply:
- Monday through Saturday: Watering may only be done between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m.
- Sunday: Watering may be done at any time.
Watering of any kind may not be done during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. If the restrictions for Monday through Saturday are not followed, then your water service could be discontinued.
If you are connected to Orion Township water, and do not have an automatic sprinkling system, meaning you water your lawn from a hose, please water your lawn between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
We appreciate everyone's help and cooperation in the following mandatory watering restrictions.