Sewer Service

Sewer Systems

The City of Rockford owns, maintains and manages sanitary and storm sewer collection systems within the city. All sanitary waste from Rockford is piped to and treated by the North Kent Sewer Authority. The sanitary sewer system is separate from the storm sewer system. The storm sewer flow is directed into the Rogue River, which ultimately drains into the Grand River.

For more information regarding these systems, contact the Public Services office »

Sewer Emergencies
Please call us immediately if you suspect a sewer backup.

From 8am-5pm, please call 616 866 1537; during evenings, weekends, or emergencies, call 616 866 9557. A crew will be dispatched to investigate the backup. If the cause of the backup is found to be in the city’s sewer main, work will begin immediately to remove or repair the blockage.