Lake Mitchell Sewer Authority
3161 South Lake Mitchell Drive
Cadillac, MI 49601
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed on Fridays
Phone: (231) 775-0155
To report a sewer alarm or sewer emergency, please call:
During Office Hours: (231) 775-0155
After Office Hours, Weekends, & Holidays: (231) 779-9211
LMSA customers can make checks payable to: Lake Mithcell Sewer Authority or LMSA
WHAT TO DO DURING A POWER OUTAGE TO AVOID SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOWS & BACKUPS
The grinder pump your residence is connected to is powered by electricity and will not function during a power outage. In order to prevent waste from backing up into the lowest sink, tub, or toilet in your home, or onto the ground, severely limit the interior use of water until power is restored. This means, if you are using a generator during a power outage, please do not shower, wash dishes, or do laundry and limit flushing the toilet.
NOTICE: LMSA Regular Monthly Meeting Change of Location
The Lake Mitchell Sewer Authority meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. The meetings are open to all members of the public under the Michigan's Open Meeting Act. At LMSA's Regular Meeting held on January 18, 2022, the Authority by unanimous vote, motioned to change the meeting location from the LMSA office to the Selma Township Hall. Please note: beginning February 15, 2022 and subsequent dates thereafter, the Regular Monthly Meetings will be held at the Selma Township Hall, located at 4101 South 35 Road, Cadillac, MI. Please note: Meeting dates do change from time-to-time. You may call the LMSA office during normal business hours at 231-775-0155 to confirm if the meeting date/time has been canceled or changed.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MEETING CANCELATION NOTICE FOR JULY 19 2022
NO WIPES IN THE PIPES!!!
Biodegradable or Disposable Wipes SHOULD NOT BE FLUSHED!
Convenience wipes such as baby, hygienic, cleaning and disinfectant, as well as toilet bowl scrubbers and even paper towels might be labeled as “disposable or flushable”, but these items should NOT go down the drain. Products like these may very well flush out of your home, but they do not disintegrate or break down in the sewer systems, and are creating plugs in sewer pipes and the pumps that move sewage along, resulting in sewage backups, costly cleanups and repairs to equipment, and environmental consequences that can result in rate increases for both you and the Association.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- DO NOT FLUSH objects down the toilet such as wipes, diapers (baby or adult) feminine hygiene products or dental floss. Dispose of these items in your household or business trash receptacle.
- IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO HELPS YOU CLEAN YOUR HOUSE OR BUSINESS, inform them of proper disposal methods for convenience products.
- SELECT CLEANING SUPPLIES THAT CAN BE WASHED AND RE-USED.
WHAT NOT TO FLUSH!
- Diapers - cloth disposable, flushable, baby OR adult
- Baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, moist wipe, etc.
- Swiffer® Pads
- Dental floss
- Fats, oils and greases of any kind
- Vitamins, medicines or other pharmeceuticals.
- Plastic or cloth of any kind
- Cat litter
BOTTOM LINE: Nothing should be flushed except toilet paper and human waste!