The Branch County Department of Public Works was established by action of the Branch County Board of Commissioners on May 11, 1970 under Public Act 185 of 1957, as amended.
The board consists of nine members and meets bi-monthly. Mandated members are the drain commissioner and road commissioners with township representatives and lake residents at-large completing the board.
The Ovid-Kinderhook Waste Water Treatment Plant is located on South Angola Road in Kinderhook Township and services homes on Coldwater and Long Lake and also maintains the cluster system at Bay View.
How to Pay Your Bill
- The bill may be paid at the DPW office in the basement of the courthouse or may be placed in the drive-by-drop-box across from the east entrance of the courthouse. The drop-box is checked daily. (Please pay by check if using the drop-box.)
- Pay your bill online.
- I want to build a new home on a lot that doesn’t have a tap. Is it possible for me to build on this lot?
Yes. You can build on the lot after you have followed the proper procedures to purchase a tap from property owners who have them for sale. This information is available at the office at 279-4302.
- I am constructing a new building across the road from my house. Can I use my existing house connection?
No. The ordinance requires individual structures to have their own tap unless the new construction is attached to the existing home.
- I only stay at the lake in the summer. Do I have to pay when I am not there?
Yes. The operation and maintenance of the system is 24/7.