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 

The City of Frankenmuth purchases treated water from the City of Saginaw, who in turn purchases raw water from the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation. Our drinking water originates from Lake Huron at White Stone Point near Tawas, Michigan. It takes approximately one week for the water to travel from White Stone point at Lake Huron to your faucet.

The City of Saginaw does all of the Analytical and Bacteriological testing for the City of Frankenmuth.

The City has two elevated spheroids for water capacity and for water pressure and a re-pump station. (Fire Hydrant Information)

     Northern Tower -Capacity of 400,000 gallons of water

     Southern Tower - Capacity of 300,000 gallons of water

The City and Township of Frankenmuth annually participate in the EPA lead and copper monitoring with the City of Saginaw and their wholesale customers.

The City of Frankenmuth has a population of around 4,500 and supplies water to almost 5,300 residents, including Frankenmuth Township, as well as maintaining water service to the City’s own residents. We maintain approximately 65 miles of water main, which range in size from 4” to 20”, 567 fire hydrants, 1,159 valve and around 2,500 water service accounts. In addition the City monitors locations for cross connection violations within the City and Township.