What We Do

What We Do

The Livingston County Drain Commissioner's Office manages and operates nearly a dozen small community sanitary sewer systems, as well as a municipal collection system, the Livingston Regional Sanitary System (LRSS).

Current community sanitary sites that are maintained by the Livingston County Drain Commissioner's office:

Deer Creek, Eagle Ravines, Greenock Hills, Highland Hills, Irish Hills, Long Lake Pines, Oaks at Beach Lake, Orchard Estates, Portage Bay Highlands, Sandy Creek

If you are going to need to install a grinder pump at your site, you will need to:

  • Call the office at 517-546-0040. Link to sanitary sewer path.
  • You will need to fill out and sign the application, easement form and pay for the pump and inspections. The Form link is below.
  • Land Use Permit will be required from the municipality, regarding the sewer connection.
  • Inspections by the Livingston County Building Department will also be required.
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The Livingston Regional Sanitary System serves more than 2,000 customers located in Hartland and Tyrone Townships and contains combinations of individual grinder pumps, step-pumps and gravity connections.

In 2007, the Livingston County Board of Commissioners banned the application of septage (septic tank waste) on all properties in Livingston County in order to protect its citizens from the contamination risk that is posed to surface water and groundwater. To address the need for septage disposal, the Department of Public Works designed and built a state-of-the-art septage receiving station to handle this flow located in Hartland Township.

The flow is transmitted north through the Livingston Regional Sanitary System to a treatment facility in Genesee County.



Criteria for Small Community Wastewater Systems in Livingston County  (A guide for wastewater collection, treatment, disposal systems for residential developments in Livingston County.)

Forms and Policies

Required Form for Grinder Pump Installation. You will need to call the office for current prices. Land Use Permit for sewer hookup is required from the township at the time of application.

Required form for Gravity connection to Sanitary Sewer

Suspension of Service Policy

Suspension of Treatment Charges Inspection Form   (A fee of $225 is required to be paid at the Drain Commissioner's Office.)  This policy requires permission from your township.

Do's and Don'ts for Pressure Systems (including step pumps and grinder pumps)

Do's and Don'ts for Gravity Systems