Water Department

216 W. Schleier  Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Phone: 989-652-8987 Fax: 989-652-3792

Water Superintendent: Kenneth O'Brien         Email Address: kobrien@frankenmuthcity.com   
Water Operator: Mark Daenzer                             Email Address: mdaenzer@frankenmuthcity.com

The City Water Departments Goal is to provide residents with a safe and abundant supply of drinking water.

The City Water Department has 2 State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Licensed Water System Operators on staff.

Kenneth O’Brien, Water Superintendent, S-1 License         
Mark Daenzer, Water Operator, S-2 License 

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The City of Frankenmuth purchases treated potable water from the City of Saginaw as a wholesale customer. Saginaw purchases raw water, which comes out of Lake Huron near Tawas, from the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation. The City of Saginaw treats the raw water at its treatment plant and distributes it onto its wholesale customers.  It takes approximately one to two weeks for the water to travel from the Lake Huron intake to your faucet.

The City of Saginaw does all of the analytical and bacteriological testing for the City and Township of Frankenmuth.

The City of Frankenmuth has 42.5 miles of water main ranging from 4 to 20 inch, 1,058 water main valves and 409 fire hydrants in its water distribution system. The City also has two elevated storage tanks, a 400,000 gallon tank north of the Cass River and a 300,000 gallon tank south of the Cass River. The City and Township are divided into two different pressures zones, one south of the Cass River and the other north of the Cass River.

The City of Frankenmuth also provides potable water to Frankenmuth Township and provides all of the maintenance and regulatory issues for their water distribution system. The Township has 31.2 miles of water mains ranging from 6 to 12 inch, 273 fire hydrants and 424 valves which are maintained by the City. 

The City of Frankenmuth has 2,307 water accounts and Frankenmuth Township has 482 accounts.