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The City is partnering with the Great Lakes Bay Regional Census Hub and Bay Area Community Foundation to share the importance of participating in the 2020 Census. 

The Census directs funding to vital programs, services and projects that make our community stronger. Census data is used to decide on funding to our communities that feeds our kids; gets housing for the homeless; helps with education; empowers minorities; supports immigrants; keeps seniors active and healthy; creates jobs; fixes roads and so much more. Census funding impacts almost everything that's important to you and our community. 

More information will be coming on key dates as we work with the Great Lakes Bay Regional Census Hub and Bay Area Community Foundation. 

Snow and Ice Removal Management

The removal of snow and ice on city roads is prioritized as follows: 
  • Emergency vehicle routes, state highways/trunk lines, major streets and bridges
  • School routes
  • Business districts
  • Residential streets and parking lots
  • Alleys
Declaring a Major Snow Event, when six or more inches of snow is predicted,  triggers the requirement that all cars parked on the roadway be moved in advance of major snow accumulations. 

The City may use the following methods to send notifications; News Media Alerts, Bay Alerts, City Website, and City's Facebook pages. 

Restricting parking on the roadway provides clear streets for efficient plowing operations, eliminates impassable streets, avoids vehicles becoming snowed-in, and opens the way for emergency travel. 

Click here--> SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL OPERATIONS for more information. 
Register to Vote

Online Voter Registration is Live!

The Michigan Bureau of Elections recently announced that the Online Voter Registration website is now available and can be found at by selecting the "Register to Vote" option located on the left panel of the page.

Residents can take advantage of this convenient way of registering to vote.

Current voters can also easily change their address using this website. To do so, residents must currently have a Michigan Driver's License or Personal identification Card and be qualified to vote in the State of Michigan.

Need more help? Contact our City Clerk at (989) 894-8168.

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Preliminary Material Inventory

Water Distribution System Material Inventory 

New Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) drinking water rules mandate that the pipe material for all underground water services be identified. The goal of this reporting is to identify potentially high-risk lead and galvanized water service line locations and replace all water services with lead or galvanize pipes in 20 years (2040).

In Bay City, a water service ownership is divided into two sections identified as "city side" and "customer side" water service. City side water services are typically from the watermain in the roadway to the curb stop near the sidewalk. The customer side is typically from the curb stop into the home or building. These records are maintained in a Geographic Information System (GIS) which provides a visual representation for each water service section.

There are 14,234 total water services in Bay City: 

5,325 Copper (do not contain lead or galvanized pipes) 
5,085 Lead (have at least one section of lead pipe) 
597 Galvanized (previously connected to lead) 

3,227 water services have at least one section of unknown pipe material; all of which are on the customer side of the water service

As a proactive step hydro-excavation of unknown water services is included in the DWRF (Drinking Water Revolving Fund) program. Records are also updated during meter changes and customer service calls by Water Distribution employees.  

Drinking water rules now require 5% of the known lead water services be replaced each year. To help meet these requirements Bay City has contracted with Super Construction as part of our DWRF lead abatement program.

Water Distribution employees also play an active role in replacing lead services. These programs assist in our goal to improve water quality and public health for our customers now and in the future. 

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Lab Technicians applauded for training EGLE staff

Wastewater Treatment Plant Lab Technicians, Ken Atkins and Amanda Jacobs, trained nine Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) staff members on total suspended solids and fecal coliform procedures.

EGLE staff noted the quality and skills of our staff and provided positive feedback and appreciation. City staff may hold additional training in the New Year. 

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