Department of Public Works
Water or Sewer Emergency
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, planting and removal of street and park trees, placement of holiday decorations, and providing logistical support for the "Spring Lake Heritage Festival" and other programs sponsored by other community agencies.
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. Call Ben VanHoeven, DPW Forman, at (616) 842-1393 if during business hours. Call the non-emergency phone number at (800) 249-0911 if during the weekend or after 4PM.
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.
There are three waste haulers licensed in the Village. They are listed below along with their phone numbers and rates.
90-96 Gallon Container
with Container Service
with Bag Service
|Yard Waste||$10.00/month (bag)
$25.00 activation fee
|Christmas Trees||Included||Not offered||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.2016 Drinking Water Quality Report
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 Mary Paparella at 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.
The following is a list of the trees that are most often available.
- Callery Pear
- Little Leaf Linden
- Bradford Pear
- Silver Leaf Linden
- Sugar Maple
- Red Maple (Crimson King)
- Red Sunset Maple
- Honey Locust
- October Glory Red Maple
- Amur Maple
- Hedge Maple