Department of Public Works

DPW Foreman

Ben VanHoeven
(616) 842-1393

Water or Sewer Emergency

Business Hours
(616) 842-1393
After Hours
(800) 249-0911

Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Program Notice

Plummer’s Environmental Services will be root cutting and pressure cleaning sanitary sewer mains beginning November 1st. Notice to Residents »

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, and provide logistical support for the “Spring Lake Heritage Festival” and other programs sponsored by other community agencies.

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. Call Ben VanHoeven, DPW Foreman, 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.

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


Waste Management


Trash Collection
90-96 Gallon Container
$19.55/month $19.00/month $16.00/month
Curbside Recycling
with Container Service
Included Included $6.50/month per bin
Bag Service

$1.50/bag +

$8.80/month admin


(100 bags/box)

$2.50/bag +

$5.92/month admin

Curbside Recycling
with Bag Service
Yard Waste

$10.50/month (bag)

$12.50/month (cart)


$12.50/month +

$25 activation fee

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 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.

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.

  • Callery Pear
  • Little Leaf Linden
  • Bradford Pear
  • Linden
  • Silver Leaf Linden
  • Sugar Maple
  • Red Maple (Crimson King)
  • Red Sunset Maple
  • Honey Locust
  • October Glory Red Maple
  • Amur Maple
  • Hedge Maple