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Belding Department of
Public Works (DPW)
Ernest S. Thomas, Director
DPW Phone: (616) 794-1340

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Office Hours
Mon-Thu 7:00a - 6:30p

After office hours, please call 794-1900, Ext. 0 to connect to Ionia County Central Dispatch to notify on-call personnel.

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The City's 2 water towers and 4 wells are capable of pumping more than 4,000 gallons a minute, and are kept running smoothly by the DPW staff. The DPW is also responsible for sewers and lift stations, streets and snow plowing, park and cemetery maintenance, and the city motor pool, including police and ambulance vehicle care and maintenance.

If you have questions regarding your water and sewer bill, or a service issue, please call 794-1900, Ext. 217.

2014 Brush Pick-up Schedule
April 21 July 21
May 27 August 25
June 23 September 22
  October 27

Brush to be picked up must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on the above listed dates, but no earlier than the 18th of the month. The total amount of brush and limbs per household shall not exceed 10 cubic yards per month. This may be waived at the discretion of the Director of Public Works in cases of devastational storms.

Yard Waste

Yard waste and leaves placed in biodegradable bags will be picked up every Friday from April 11, 2014 through November 26, 2014. Please place bags at the curb on Friday at 7 a.m., but no earlier than 24 hours before pick-up. Bags shall not exceed 35 pounds, and must not contain anything other than yard waste. No rocks, shingles, garbage or brush.

Just a reminder that DEQ regulations prohibit disposing of leaves or yard waste in the river.

Loose leaf pick-up will take place from October 13 through November 26, 2014.

A loose leaf pick-up is not held in the spring.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The City of Belding will be flushing fire hydrants from midnight until 7 a.m. on the following dates:
    April 20, 21 and 22, 2014
    September 7, 8 and 9, 2014
If you experience discolored water, please flush the cold water faucet closest to the water meter until the water runs clear.

Call "MISS DIG"

Please remember to call MISS DIG before doing any digging on your property. This toll-free call alerts utility companies of your plans so they can stake the location of utilities in order that you do not hit them while digging. The utility companies can bill for damages if they are not notified. Remember to call MISS DIG at 1-800-482-7171 before digging on your property.

Visit these links for:

Water Quality Report (PDF)
How to Pay Your Water Bill
Cemetery Information Page
Finance Department Page
Garbage Service Information


Water, sewer, streets, parks, and
cemeteries are DPW responsibilities.



The City of Belding DPW oversees
many important City services.


Here are some interesting facts from
the DPW about the City of Belding:

• More than 600,000,000 gallons of water are pumped annually.

• Each of our water towers holds 500,000 gallons.

• The City's public parks total more than 150 acres.

• The City has 36 miles of streets. That's a lot of snow plowing!