Public Works (DPW)

Capital Improvements Plan


The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all village infrastructure including but not limited to streets, street lights (decorative light poles only), Wallace Park, wastewater treatment, and the water and sewer mains, lift stations and wells.

The DPW is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 am. – 3:30 pm. and closed from 11:30 am. – 12:00 pm. for lunch.

If you need your water turned on or off, please call Village Hall to set up an appointment. If we are closed and you have a water or sewer emergency, please call central dispatch on their non-emergent number at 275-0911 and someone from the DPW will be paged.


Current DPW Team

Director Lance Cherven is a lifelong resident of the community.  He is married to Andrea and together they have 6 children.  He is also involved with the Iron Belle Trail Committee and little league.  Lance has been with the Village since September 2017.

Michael Stanaway

Gary Boyle is the Department of Public Works Technician. He is married to Edith and they have a daughter Jennifer, and four grandsons. Gary is involved in the Rosco-Higgins Snowmobile Trail Club and the Moose Club of Grayling. Gary is a life long resident and has been with the DPW since January 2016.

Inside the DPW Lab

dpw4     The Village DPW Specialist performs tests on wastewater samples from different sources to monitor what is flowing in and out of the sewer system and the lagoons. These complex tests are done several times a month.





Wastewater Testing Performed Daily

  • PH Levels- acidicity and alkanility
  • DO Levels- Dissolved O2 in water

Wastewater Testing Performed Every Wednesday

  • Suspended Solids- measures various solids
  • BOD’s- measures biochemical O2 Depletion
  • Phosphorus- soaps, detergents & other products
  • Amonia Nitrate- amonia levels
  • Fecal Coli-Form- bacteria levels

Water Quality Reports




702 Lake St

Roscommon, MI 48653

Hours of Operations
Monday - Friday
8:00 am-12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Closed for Lunch Daily