Sanitary Sewer: The City of Plymouth provides sanitary sewer service to most homes in Plymouth. Residents are charged for sanitary sewer service on the city utility bill that they receive every two months. Sewer charges are based on a flat fee plus a rate charge per 1,000 gallons. A discount rate on sanitary sewer service is available for senior citizens.
Water: Providing water to residents is one of the City of Plymouth’s most important and basic services. Each year the city sends a water system report to all residents. It provides information about the city’s tap water and how it compares to standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Plymouth’s water comes from groundwater wells. Well depths vary from 302 to 473 feet. Because the hardness of Plymouth’s water is about 24 grains per gallon, many residents choose to soften their water.
Before distribution, the city treats water to improve the quality. Iron and manganese are minerals that can affect the taste of water and cause staining. These minerals are removed through filtering. A corrosion inhibitor is added to the water to protect home pipes. Water is disinfected using chlorine. Fluoride is added for dental protection.