Water & Sewer Billing



  • Automatic Payments
  • Electronically through your financial institution's bill pay
  • Mail a check
  • Drop a check in the red mailbox in front of City Hall
  • Debit/credit card payments over the phone (no fees)
  • Cash, check, and debit/credit cards at City Hall 

We do not accept Discover Card.

Request a final water bill

Final water bills will be issued within 7-10 business days of a final read (some exceptions may apply). To schedule a final read, contact the Water Billing Department at (734) 466-2278. You will be asked to provide your contact information as well as where the final bill will be sent. This is usually the seller’s agent or title company. 

We may need access to the meter inside the home or business. Depending on the season and demand, it may take two weeks or more for a final read appointment. Please be sure to contact the Water Billing Department as soon as a close date has been set to help ensure a final read appointment is scheduled prior to the close date.

We do not accept personal checks for final water bill payments.

billing schedule

You now have the option to switch to monthly billing! Contact the Water Billing Department by phone at (734) 466-2278 or email us to request monthly water bills.

Sign up for eBills online

  1. Monthly Billing Schedule
  2. Quarterly Billing Schedule

The City of Livonia will read your meter remotely on or close to the last day of the month prior to billing. Your bill will be due the 10th of the month following the bill date unless that falls on a weekend or holiday. Exceptions may apply.


  1. Rate Summary
  2. Rate Detail

Livonia residential customers are charged $5.79 for every 100 cubic feet (750 gallons) of water purchased. This is comprised of $2.89 for potable water expenses and $2.90 for sewage related expenses. These rates are established based upon the service fees Livonia pays to the Great Lakes Water Authority for providing our water and to Wayne County for sewage treatment.

  1. How do I fill a pool using City of Livonia water? How do I calculate the cost?
  2. Can I turn on or off my water service myself?
  3. Can I have a separate meter installed for my sprinkler system to avoid sewage charges?
  4. Why is my bill so high?
  5. What is a turn-on / turn-off fee?
  6. Why is my bill late?
  7. Why does somebody have to come into my home and read my meter?
  8. How will I know if there is a problem with my water?
  9. Is filtered water safer than tap water to drink?
  10. Why is my tap water rusty or reddish and what do I do about it?
  11. Why is my water cloudy?
  12. Is bottle water safer than tap water to drink?
  13. When are appointments available for meter repairs and inspections, water turn on and turn off, final meter reads, etc.?
  14. Should I purchase protection/insurance for possible future repair of my water service line?
  15. What do I do if my sewer drain is backing up?
  16. How do I fill a pool using City of Livonia water? How do I calculate the cost?
  17. I don't understand my water bill. How can I learn to read it?
  18. What components of my water delivery is the city responsible for maintaining and repairing?
  19. Who do I contact if I need a meter repaired?
  20. What components of my sewer disposal system is the city responsible for maintaining and repairing?
  21. Why is my balance so low?
  22. Why is my balance in parenthesis?
  23. Why do I need to make an appointment if I received a blue card for no consumption and no one lives at the address?
  24. Why is my meter read estimated?
  25. What is a water quality report, and how do I get one?
  26. I am having trouble paying my bill. What are my options?
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