Thomas Township


What we do… 

  • Public Works operates and maintains the community drinking water system delivering over 2,700,000 gallons of water a day to over 4,700 customers.
  • Public Works operates and maintains 14 sewage pumping stations conveying nearly 1,100,000 gallons of waste water per day for treatment and disposal.
  • Public Works operates the Owen Cemetery located on North River Road.
  • Public Works maintains 12 other buildings and facilities located Township wide.


Cross Connection Control Program Information

Thomas Township is required by Michigan State Law to eliminate possible contamination into the public water system due to the inadvertent and accidental introduction of chemicals and materials that are widely used in today’s homes and businesses.  This program, known as Cross Connection Control, is multifaceted and uses education, site inspections and water backflow device installation and testing as its cornerstones.  Many causes of drinking water contamination are traced to cross connections between a water system and another non-potable water source.  A good example is a connection between your home and an auxiliary water system, (like a well); fire connections, water powered sump pumps, an underground pool fill system or an irrigation and lawn sprinkler system.  Backflow prevention devices prevent the possibility of water backflow or back-shiphonage into the public system should there be a large water demand such as a water main break or an emergency condition requiring large volumes of water, like a fire.  Backflow prevention devices are mechanical in nature and require periodic testing to make sure that they will protect your home or business when needed.  Devices must be tested every three years and Thomas Township will notify you when your device needs to be tested by mail.

No Backflow Device Certification Form 553:   NoBackflowDevice

Certificate of Abandonment Sprinkler System Form



June 1, 2019 begins another outdoor watering season, and with it comes the annual odd day or even day watering schedule.  It’s easy to remember, if your address is even, you may water outdoors on even days, if your address is odd, you are allowed to water on odd days.

Fire Hydrant Repainting

One of our annual, seasonal maintenance projects is the repainting of fire hydrants.  This year, all Township fire hydrants south of Gratiot Road are the target for this spring/summer project.  All hydrants in this area will be power washed, sandblasted, primed with gray paint, and then painted their customary red color.







Brush may be taken, by the homeowner, to the Township brush drop off site located at the northwest corner of Gleaner and Frost Roads. No stumps, leaves, grass or commercial brush will be accepted. The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates:

 April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4, 18

June 1, 15, 29

July 13, 27

August 10, 24

September 7, 21

October 5, 12, 19, 26


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Click Here   Water & Sewer Connection Information

 Click Here to view 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report Click Here for Construction Updates
 Click Here  for Frequently Asked QuestionsClick Here for Owen Cemetery 
  Click Here for Veteran’s Display InformationClick Here to contact us


Thomas Township Department of Public Works

Rick Hopper, Director
251 Miller Court

Saginaw, MI 48609
(989) 781-6438    (989) 781-0352 Fax



Contact Us

Monday – Friday

249 North Miller Road
Saginaw, MI 48609-4896

PHONE: 781-0150

FAX: 989-781-0290

Community Calendar

December 2019
December 1, 2019December 2, 2019

Category: Community EventsBoard Meeting

Board Meeting
December 3, 2019December 4, 2019December 5, 2019December 6, 2019December 7, 2019
December 8, 2019December 9, 2019

Category: Community EventsParks Commission Meeting

Parks Commission Meeting
December 10, 2019

Category: Community EventsZoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Zoning Board of Appeals (if needed)
December 11, 2019December 12, 2019December 13, 2019

Category: Community EventsLast Day For Yard Waste Pickup

Last Day For Yard Waste Pickup
December 14, 2019
December 15, 2019December 16, 2019December 17, 2019December 18, 2019

Category: Community EventsPlanning Commission Meeting

Planning Commission Meeting
December 19, 2019December 20, 2019December 21, 2019
December 22, 2019December 23, 2019December 24, 2019

Category: Community EventsOffice Closed

Office Closed
December 25, 2019

Category: Community EventsOffice Closed

Office Closed
December 26, 2019December 27, 2019

Category: Community EventsTrash Pick-Up Delayed Until Saturday

Trash Pick-Up Delayed Until Saturday
December 28, 2019
December 29, 2019December 30, 2019December 31, 2019

Category: Community EventsOffice Closed

Office Closed
January 1, 2020

Category: Community EventsOffice Closed

Office Closed
January 2, 2020January 3, 2020

Category: Community EventsTrash Pick-Up Delayed Until Saturday

Trash Pick-Up Delayed Until Saturday
January 4, 2020

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