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Imlay City boasts a small-town atmosphere that is connected to big-time population centers.



Attention City of Imlay City water customers: Reminder that we are under a boil water advisory until further notice. Also, there will be low pressure at times and water needs to be conserved. There is no sprinkling of lawns permitted at this time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Water Update

• At least some water pressure restored to all communities
• Boil Water Advisory Lifted Chesterfield Township, Lenox Township, Mayfield Township, Macomb Township and the City of New Haven
• Water main break isolated and being prepared for repairs to begin
• Seven communities, including 133,000 people, remain under a Boil Water Advisory
• Estimated timeframe is two weeks, including repairs and water quality testing
DETROIT – The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is providing an update on the Boil Water Advisory it issued yesterday, as well as the break to the 120-inch water transmission main that distributes finished drinking water from its Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility to communities in the northern part of GLWA’s drinking water service area.
As of Sunday morning, water flow/pressure has been restored those communities impacted by the water main break. While it will not be at normal levels, there will be enough flow to use for sanitary purposes. GLWA was able to accomplish this by making changes in the direction that water is pumped in the transmission system.
Additionally, the precautionary Boil Water Advisory had been previously lifted for Chesterfield Township, Lenox Township, Mayfield Township, Macomb Township, and the Village of New Haven. Based on further review of GLWA’s water pressure data, it does not appear that water pressure in these communities fell below the 20psi threshold for declaring a Boil Water Advisory.
“GLWA understands the real-life impact that this water main break is having on the hundreds of thousands of people in the affected communities and we truly appreciate their patience and understanding as we work to implement the necessary repairs,” said Suzanne R. Coffey, GLWA Chief Executive Officer. “I am grateful for the GLWA team who has been working tirelessly to restore water pressure to all communities and working as quickly as possible to restore service.”
Crews have isolated the break and started the process of removing water from the site using four eight-inch pumps, which will prepare the area for the repairs to begin. Replacement pipe has been ordered and is currently on a truck from Texas to Michigan.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, GLWA expects the timeline for returning the pipeline to service to be two weeks – one week for the repairs and an additional week for water quality testing.
Communities that remain under a Boil Water Advisory include: the Village of Almont, Bruce Township, Burtchville Township, Imlay City, City of Rochester, Shelby Township, Washington Township, as well as one business in Greenwood, and an industrial park in Romeo.
Under this precautionary Boil Water Advisory, residents should not drink the water without boiling it first. Residents must bring all water to a boil for at least one minute and then let it cool before using. Boiled, bottled or disinfected water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice.
Whenever a water system loses pressure for any significant length of time, precautionary measures are recommended since a loss of pressure can lead to bacterial contamination in the water system. Bacteria are generally not harmful and are common throughout our environment. Boiling water before using it will kill bacteria and other organisms that may be in the water.
GLWA is currently investigating the cause of the break. The Boil Water Advisory will remain in effect until results from sampling verify the water is safe to drink. GLWA Water Quality will advise the affected communities when the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.
For more information, please contact Great Lakes Water Authority Water Quality at waterquality@glwater.org or by calling (313) 926-8192 or (313) 926-8128. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.
GLWA will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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On the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month starting in April through the end of November the City will be picking up brush. Branches cannot exceed 4” in diameter and brush with roots must be free of dirt and stones. The City is not responsible for large amounts of brush from tree trimming, tree removal, or clearing of property. Property owners should contact a tree service for excessive brush removal. Please contact City Hall at (810) 724-2135 for additional information.



The garbage haulers will be picking up yard waste and small brush on Tuesdays starting at the beginning of April through the end of November. Please place yard waste in marked yard waste containers or biodegradable bags and bundle branches 1” or less in diameter. Bundles and yard waste containers cannot exceed 40 lbs. Yard waste should not be raked to the curb. Please contact City Hall at (810) 724-2135 for additional information.

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Brush Pick-Up Policy

The Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to remind residents of our current brush pick-up policy. We ask residents to please follow brush pick-up regulations as they keep our equipment running smoothly, and make our employees’ jobs more efficient and safe while continuing to make Imlay City a clean and great place to live.

  • Brush chipping will take place on the first and third Monday of each month starting in April through the end of November.
  • Brush can be placed at the curb at a maximum of 2 days prior to the scheduled chipping date and by 7:00 a.m. of the scheduled chipping day.
  • The DPW will not chip full trees that have been taken down.
  • Stack brush as close to the curb as possible, with the cut ends parallel with the curb.
  • Stack piles neatly so that branches do not become entangled.
  • Brush should be a minimum of 3 feet in length, a maximum of 10 feet in length and limbs should be no more than 4 inches thick in diameter.
  • Do not block the sidewalk or the street.
  • Do not stack brush with yard waste. Yard waste cannot be chipped. Please discard yard waste properly by bagging it in approved bags or containers marked “yard waste” for the garbage hauler to pick up.
  • Brush stacked for collection must be free of all nails, wires, debris, roots, vines, litter, and non-brush material.
  • The DPW will not access private property to gather brush.
  • Brush piles that are not neat and orderly will not be picked up.
  • Brush piles that are placed out too soon or too late will be required to be removed from the curbside until the next scheduled pickup date.
  • Once the chipper has been down a street, it will not return until the next regularly scheduled pick-up date.

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Small Town Offers

Imlay City boasts a small-town atmosphere that is connected to big-time population centers.

Our quaint downtown includes beautifully manicured landscaping with bench-lined sidewalks
and exceptional shopping—a welcome retreat from busy city life.

The City of Imlay City also maintains six city parks including the newly developed Butterfly Garden
located on Third Street.  Whether you want to enjoy an afternoon stroll, frolic on the playground,
or relax while reading a book, Imlay City has a park just for you!

Economic Development

Found on the I-69 corridor less than an hour away from Detroit, Flint, Port Huron, and Canada, Imlay City is easily accessible by road, water, air, and rail, making it a strategic hub for many businesses and manufacturers.

Proud to be a Tree City USA Community

The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.

Imlay City is one of 3,400 communities that has made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. The City has achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: Maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

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  • Address

    150 North Main Street
    Imlay City, MI 48444

  • Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Fax

    (810) 724-1861

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  • Garbage day for City residents is Tuesday.

  • Water bills are mailed December 15, March 15, June 15 & September 15.

  • Tax bills are mailed July 1 and December 1

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  • Brush Pick Up

    1st and 3rd Mondays
    April thru November

  • No Parking on City Streets

    2:30 AM- 6:30 AM
    November 15 - April 15

A drop box is located on the west side of the building for after hour correspondence.