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Designation of Critical Infrastructure Workers 03312020
To view the Designation of Critical Infrastructure Workers pursuant to Executive Order 2020-21, please click here.
Best Way Disposal COVID-19 Collection Service Update
To view Best Way Disposal collection update, please click here.
Public Housing Coordinator
The St. Joseph Housing Commission is accepting resumes for the Public Housing Coordinator position.Read more ...
Special Pickup Program Suspension
In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and the related Executive Order No. 2020-21, which temporarily requires the suspension of activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, the City of St. Joseph Trash Collection - Special Pickup Program for large or bulky items has been suspended through April 30, 2020.
Brush Collection Notice
In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and the related Executive Order No. 2020-21, which temporarily requires the suspension of activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, the City of St. Joseph Brush Collections scheduled for the weeks of April 6-10 and May 4-8, 2020 have been canceled.
Leaf Collection Cancellation Notice
In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and the related Executive Order No. 2020-21 which temporarily requires the suspension of activities that are not necessry to sustain or protect life, the City of St. Joseph has suspended the Spring Leaf Collection Program previously scheduled for March 23 through April 30, 2020.
To all prospective bidders: Addendum No. 1 - Niles Avenue Demolition Project, 1015 Niles Avenue
To view Addendum No. 1 for 1015 Niles Avenue Demolition Project, please click on it.
March 30th City Commission Meeting Cancelled
Please be advised that the City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2020, has been cancelled. To view the notice, please click here.
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Lead Service Replacement Program
In 2018, the State of Michigan issued a lead and copper rule that placed new requirements on water supply and distribution systems. Two of the more significant changes were requirements to complete a distribution system material inventory (DSMI) and replace lead water services on a set schedule.
The City submitted a preliminary distribution system inventory in December 2019 in compliance with the deadline of the new rule; the final material inventory is due in five years. In order to comply with the final DSMI, the City is conducting point-of-entry inspections to determine service material type where it enters the foundation or structure. Property owners should expect to be contacted by City staff to arrange a convenient time to conduct this inspection if it has not been completed already. A small portion of newer constructed homes in the City will not require an inspection because the City has records on file confirming that no lead is present.
The distribution material system inventory will be used to determine the extent of water service replacements. The State has established varying rates at which water suppliers must replace lead services. Because the City of St. Joseph is in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, we will be required to replace services at a rate of 5% per year starting January 1, 2021. The City is in the process of developing the lead water service replacement program schedule.
A small number of lead service replacements have already been completed through a Pilot Drinking Water Grant Program offered by the State of Michigan. Some of the $272,000 grant funding was also used to conduct the preliminary DSMI. Links to the preliminary DSMI map and a map illustrating the general location of the water service line replacements are provided below.
The City is also offering a no cost water service sample program for eligible properties, if you are interested in this program, please see the link that follows for additional instructions.
DSMI and Lead Service Replacement Information
City of St. Joseph Consumer Confidence Report/Annual Water Quality Reports
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