Department of Public Works

Director of Public Works

Wally Delamater

Public Utilities & Streets Superintendent

Kyle Botbyl

Water or Sewer Emergency

Business Hours
(616) 842-1393
After Hours
(616) 844-2104

The Department of Public Works major areas of responsibility include maintenance of streets, sewer and water main repair and maintenance, equipment operation and maintenance, maintenance of parks as well as planting and removal of street and park trees.

Sewer Back-Ups

If you experience an overflow or back-up of a sewage disposal system, first please contact the Department of Public Works to check the Village’s lines before calling a private plumbing firm. During business hours call Village Hall at (616) 842-1393.  After business hours and weekends call (616) 844-2104. 

If you have back flow damage, you must file a written claim with the Village of Spring Lake, within 45 days after the back up or overflow was discovered. Notice should be mailed to the Village Clerk’s office at 102 W. Savidge Street, Spring Lake, MI 49456. Failure to provide the required notice will automatically prevent recovery of damages.

Waste Haulers

There are three waste haulers licensed in the Village. They are listed below along with their phone numbers and rates.

Resource Recovery Services Centers


Republic/Allied Waste


Kuerth Disposal




Trash Collection
90-96 Gallon Container
$19.80/month $19.00/month $17.00/month
Curbside Recycling
with Container Service
Included $6/month $6.50/month per bin
Bag Service Not Available


(100 bags/box)

Not Available
Curbside Recycling
with Bag Service
 Not Available $3.00/month  Not Available
Yard Waste

$10.75/month (bag)

$12.75/month (cart)

$95.00/season Not Available
Christmas Trees Included Included Included
Spring/Fall Clean-up No charge No charge No charge

Water Quality Report

This report is designed to inform you about the quality of the water we deliver to you everyday. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your drinking water.

2018 Water Reliability Study

2020 Drinking Water Quality Report

2020 Water & Wastewater Rate Survey – Final Results

Trees for Village Residents

Each year the Village offers a tree planting program to its residents. Residents can have a tree planted in their yard for half the cost of the tree. The trees are planted in the fall. Sign up is usually held in the summer so that the trees can be ordered or prepared for transplanting.

If you are interested in receiving a tree please contact Darcy Benter or Lori Spelde at Village Hall (616) 842-1393 to place an order and inform us of where the tree would be planted in your yard.

In the fall, after obtaining permission from you to enter your property, the Village staff will stake the location of the tree and contact MISS DIG prior to planting the tree. Once planted, the tree is yours to water, care for and enjoy.

Our tree supply is limited. Watch for more information on the website, Facebook and in the Crosswinds newsletter.

The following is a list of the trees that are most often available.

  • Maples (Autumn Blaze and Crimson King)
  • Cleveland Select Pear
  • Ivory Silk (white) Lilac
  • Redbud, Pink Heartbreaker
  • Redbud, Pink Heartbreaker
  • Forest Pansy

Trees assigned based on Right Tree, Right Place and Inventory Available