Water Systems

The City of Rochester has two separate water systems. The eastern half of the city is served by the City of Detroit water system. A municipal well field serves the western half of the city, which is located off of North Livernois Road.

Water from the Detroit system contains 1.0 to 1.1 mg/L of Fluoride and the water from the city’s well contains 0.5 mg/L of fluoride with a hardness level of 19 grains. The presence of these elements does not pose a health risk. For more information about Rochester’s water quality please contact the DPW at 248-651-5165.

Water Billing Questions and Repairs

Water bills are issued on a quarterly basis through the city offices. Billing questions can be directed to City Hall at 248-651-9061.

Questions regarding repairs (water leaks, breaks, or repairs) can be directed to the Department of Public Works at 248-651-5165. If an emergency occurs after hours or the weekend, please call the Police Department at 248-651-9621.

Sewer System

The Department of Public Works handles routine maintenance of sewer mains within the City of Rochester. That portion of the sewer that is located between the house and the connection to the city’s sewer main is the responsibility of the resident to maintain.

Sewer Questions and Repairs

For sewer backups, call the Department of Public Works at 248-651-5165. If an after hours emergency, contact the Police Department at 248-651-9621.

The Department of Public works will inspect the city sewer main at no charge. If the main line is clear and you are still backed up, the Department of Public Works will advise you to call a plumber to check your line.