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 Form553

Certificate of Abandonment Sprinkler System Form



June 1, 2018 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.





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 2017 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

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Community Calendar

December 2018
November 25, 2018November 26, 2018November 27, 2018

Category: Board of AppealsDDA Meeting

DDA Meeting

Category: Community EventsZoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Zoning Board of Appeals (if needed)
November 28, 2018November 29, 2018November 30, 2018

Category: Community EventsYard Waste Collection Ends

Yard Waste Collection Ends
December 1, 2018
December 2, 2018December 3, 2018December 4, 2018

Category: Community EventsCoffee With A Cop (McDonald's Restaurant 8am-9am)

Coffee With A Cop (McDonald's Restaurant 8am-9am)
December 5, 2018December 6, 2018December 7, 2018December 8, 2018
December 9, 2018December 10, 2018December 11, 2018

Category: Community EventsZoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Zoning Board of Appeals (if needed)
December 12, 2018December 13, 2018December 14, 2018December 15, 2018
December 16, 2018December 17, 2018December 18, 2018December 19, 2018

Category: Community EventsPlanning Commission Meeting

Planning Commission Meeting
December 20, 2018December 21, 2018December 22, 2018
December 23, 2018December 24, 2018

Category: Community EventsOffices Closed

Offices Closed
December 25, 2018

Category: Community EventsOffices Closed

Offices Closed

Category: Community EventsZoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Zoning Board of Appeals (if needed)
December 26, 2018December 27, 2018December 28, 2018December 29, 2018
December 30, 2018December 31, 2018January 1, 2019January 2, 2019January 3, 2019January 4, 2019January 5, 2019

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