Escanaba Water Utility is committed to providing a reliable, high quality, and affordable drinking water supply for our customers in Escanaba and Wells Township; consistent with: community health and safety standards; regulatory requirements; and sound technical, financial and customer practices.


The Escanaba Water Utility is regulated by three public agencies:

  • U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulates drinking water utilities under authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1976 as amended in 1986 and 1996.
  • The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water and Radiological Protection Division regulates Michigan water utilities under authority of Act 399. The Escanaba Municipal Water Utility submits a monthly operations report to the State of Michigan.
  • The Escanaba City Council regulates the Escanaba Municipal Water Utility under City of Escanaba charter and ordinance. The City Council establishes water rates and approves the budget and expenditures necessary to operate the Utility.