Utilities

Shiawassee County, Michigan, offers competitive rates and high availability for utilities. For detailed information, click below:

Electric

Electricity is provided by Consumers Energy. The contact person is:

Mr. Chris Thelen
Consumers Energy
cgthelen@cmsenergy.com
517-374-2235

Name of Provider Consumers Energy
% of Reserve Margin Depends on Location
State Electric Power
Deregulated with 10% Cap
As of February 2011
Average Cost per kWh
(cents)
Small Medium Large
100 kW & 36,000 kWh/Month 1,000 kW & 360,000 kWh/Month >4,000 kW & 1,920,000 kWh/Month
Industrial $0.10 $0.09 $0.08

State electric power is deregulated with a 10% cap, as of February 2011. The average industrial rates depend on load.

Natural Gas

Natural Gas is also provided by Consumers Energy. The contact person is:

Mr. Chris Thelen
Consumers Energy
cgthelen@cmsenergy.com
517-374-2235

Consumers Energy provides three categories of service, as shown below.

Natural Gas Rates
Service Category Customer Charge Per Month Distribution Charge Per Mcf
GS-1 $11.65 per meter $2.15
GS-2 $18.20 per meter $1.94
GS-3 $541 per meter $1.00

Source: Consumers Energy

The economic breakeven point between GS-1 and GS-2 is approximately 384 Mcf per year. The economic breakeven point between GS-2 and GS-3 is approximately 6,700 Mcf per year.

Fiber

Shiawassee County is in the 95th percentile nationally for fiber availability. There are three providers of fiber optic services in Shiawassee County.

DayStarr Communications
Collin Rose
307 N. Ball St.
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 720-6000
www.daystarr.net

Frontier Communications
Kurt Thiesen
305 S. Main St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
(989) 772-0220
www.frontier.com

Lennon Telephone Company
Sharon Patsey
3095 S. Sheridan Rd.
Lennon, MI 48449
(810) 621-3301
www.lentel.com

Water

Municipal water systems provide water to each of the four major cities in the county. The primary source of the water is ground water wells.

Water
City Owosso Corunna Durand Perry
Major Source Ground Water Wells* Ground Water Wells Ground Water Wells
Name of Provider City of Owosso City of Corunna* City of Durand City of Perry
Max Rated Capacity (mgd) 5.5 .66 1.44 0.6
Average Daily Demand (mgd) 2 .25 0.439 0.2
Peak Demand (mgd) 3.6 0.4 0.847 0.3
Cost per 1000 gallons $1.60 $2.25 $3.50 $2.12
Water Connection Fee Varies – based on actual cost of service connection and meter $2,000 $1,700 Contact City of Perry for more information
System Fire Flow Capacity (gpm) over 3500

Source: Individual communities.

Sewer

Sewer is also provided by the municipalities. Both Owosso and Durand have excess capacity.

Sewer
City Owosso Corunna Durand Perry
Name of Provider City of Owosso City of Corunna City of Durand City of Perry
Rated Capacity (mgd) 6 Contact City of Corunna for more information 0.8 Contact City of Perry for More Information
Average Daily Demand (mgd) 4 0.474
Cost per 1000 gallons $2.26 $4.45
Sewer Connection Fee Varies – dependent on location and service size Based on size of line and meter. Contact City of Durand for more Information

Source: Individual communities.