Sewer Feasibility Information

Lyon Township Gerrish Township 

Sewer Feasibility Study

May 15, 2019

We are excited to announce today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Lyon Township a planning grant to study the feasibility of a public sewer and treatment system in the Higgins Lake area. The study is in the preliminary stages.

Over the next four months, our Engineering firm, Fleis & VandenBrink, will prepare the study with input from Lyon and Gerrish Township officials. The study will investigate potential sewer service areas based on environmental, land use and public health impacts, prepare alternatives and costs for collection and treatment, and conclude with a recommendation to the Townships based on both need and cost considerations. 

Both Townships are committed to keeping residents informed and involved.  We are planning a public meeting at the end of August of 2019. Preliminary findings from F&V will be presented and residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input.  Throughout the summer, we will provide additional updates on this website.

After the study is completed, the Townships will evaluate recommendations, costs, and potential funding opportunities, and decide if a sewer system should be pursued further.