The City has a water supply capacity of 7.6 million gallons per day. This water is pumped from city-owned wells, drawing from the deepest and purist aquifers. Currently the City only pumps an average of 2 million gallons per day, with the peak usage going up to almost 4 million gallons per day in the summer. The City has five (5) elevated water tanks and certain wells have back up generation, or motors, to be able to pump water during power outages.

Water Main Break
Water Main Break at King's Rd 

A significant portion of the City of Niles' water distribution system was installed more than 50 years ago. Water reliability studies are completed from time to time so that the Utilities Department can plan for water system infrastructure improvements. Major improvements have been completed which increase the quality of the water as well as the efficiency of the water system. Included in these capital improvements were the construction of an iron filtration plant, establishment of an intermediate water pressure district on the east side of town, and the addition of water storage in the Bertrand Township Industrial Park. This water system improvement program was completed at a cost of $5.8 million. The City issued general obligation bonds to raise the funds to complete this capital improvement program. The money to support these capital improvements will come from rate increases administered over a ten (10) year period.

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2022 DWSRF Draft Project Plan

To read the full draft plan, click here.

Water Quality Report

View the 2023 Water Quality Report by clicking here.

View the 2015 Source Water Assessment by clicking here.

September 2018 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Analysis Report

View the February 2019 PFAS Report by clicking here.

Contact Information

Water Superintendent
James Stevens
269-684-3901 ext. 1310

Current Water Rates

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  • Rate 30: City of Niles and Rate 35: Non-City Effective 10-01-22
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  • Rate 36: Niles Township Effective 10-01-22
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