The Zeeland Board of Public Works (BPW) www.bpw.zeeland.mi.us is proud to be a municipally owned electric and water utility servicing the entire city of Zeeland and the surrounding areas. Our water utility purchases water from the City of Holland at wholesale pricing, BPW operates the water delivery system utilizing fifty miles of water main piping. We deliver water to over 2,800 customers with an annual water usage at one and half billion gallons of water to everyone.
The Zeeland BPW electric utility produces electricity for its customers using natural gas and coal. Our electric utility natural gas generation plants are located in and around Zeeland produce 36,000 kilowatts of electricity. The DTE Energy Bell River Plant coal facility in St, Clair, Michigan shares 10,000 kilowatts. An additional 7,000 kilowatts of electricity come from the natural gas processing plant located in Fremont, Ohio. Other kilowatt purchases come from the Michigan Public Power Agency.
The Zeeland BPW disperses electricity to its customers utilizing one hundred and thirty seven miles of power lines. These lines serve six thousand electric customers with an annual usage of over 320,000 kilowatt-hours. The Zeeland BPW Board of Commissioners are appointed for five year terms to oversee the direction of operations for this electric utility.
The Zeeland BPW is proud to be a member of, Michigan Municipal Electric Association, Michigan Public Power Agency, American Water Works Association and American Public Power Association.
The Zeeland Board of Public Works Bill Payment Options
We offer several convenient ways for our utility customers to pay their utility bill. For your convenience our customers may pay via US mail, online, or use our instant ACH authorized payment. For ease in payment we also offer many payment plans to fit your budget. Contact us for a budget consultation with one of our customer service representatives.
Customers can choose to process their payment via our web site and our payment processing services provided by Point & Pay www.bpw.zeeland.mi.us. Point & Pay is a secure payment processor that does charge a small fee for processing your payment online. Simply visit our site and fill in the required information to set up your online payment.
Automatic The Zeeland Board of Public Works Bank Draft
Just set and forget with our automatic bank draft payment option. Monthly bills are automatically taken from your specified account each month. Your bill will be marked to remind you that the payment is on auto pay. Print this form, fill it out and bring it in today, never forget your payment again. Remember this option takes up to four weeks to activate. Please use one of our other convenient payment options to pay your utility bill until the ACH transaction is approved and active.
The Zeeland Board Budget Program
We offer a flat budget program to help keep our customers bills manageable. After one year of living at your current address, we calculate an average monthly bill based on 110 percent of prior year usage. Fill out the budget sign-up form by December 20th to be enrolled in the budget program.