November Board meeting changed to MONDAY, November 13, 2023 at 5pm
UPS Drop Box
There is a UPS Drop Box at the Page Building on the north side. The pickup times are Monday through Friday at 3:30 p.m.
The Lakewood Wastewater Authority (LWA) is located between Lansing and Grand Rapids. The authority encompasses the Village of Lake Odessa and Odessa Township in the County of Ionia and the Village of Woodland and Woodland Township in Barry County. The service area includes all properties within the Villages of Lake Odessa and Woodland, along with properties around Jordan Lake in the Odessa and Woodland Townships. This includes nearly 1,400 connections and encompasses 6.8 square miles of land and 17 lift stations. The Little Thornapple River, which originates from Jordan Lake, is the receiving stream for treated wastewater which discharges at the lake outlet.
The area is well served by Michigan's transportation network. Highway I-96 passes through Ionia County between Grand Rapids and Lansing, and the area is located between the international airports in Kent and Ingham Counties. While manufacturing has suffered in Michigan, Lake Odessa area's manufacturing sector has thrived, due to its focus on agriculture and food processing. The surrounding townships and the Barry and Ionia Counties are known for crop-related agriculture, poultry, and other livestock. Recreation and tourism are also strong in these areas.
The LWA can process up to 1.1 million gallons of liquid waste per day, with over 400 tons of solids removed per year. The LWA is overseen by a six-member board with representatives from the service areas. The daily operation of the plant and collection system is accomplished by a Superintendent, Asst. Superintendent and three wastewater operators.
The LWA works to protect the public and the environment as we thoughtfully plan for the future. We invite you to browse our website.
Tips for Paying Water & Sewer Bills
Bills are in arrears and are mailed quarterly:
We offer an e-bill option to residents who want their bills emailed to them instead of mailed (contact us for more information).
We offer several payment methods for your convenience. Payments can be made in person or by mail.
Payments are due in our office by the due date, or they are considered late and will be assessed a 10% late penalty (no exceptions). Postmarks are not accepted.
For your convenience, we have a secure after-hours drop box on the north side of the building by the side door and UPS drop box.
Page Building Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
There is an after-hours drop box
on the north side of the building
that is checked on a regular basis.
A $35.00 fee will be charged
for checks returned
for non-sufficient funds
Lakewood Wastewater Authority is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Public Notice of Water/Sewer