Last month, Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced a comprehensive neighborhood-by-neighborhood approach to begin to upgrade the city’s water and sewer systems through a five-year, $500 million program. Most of Detroit’s water and sewer pipes are more than 80 years old and there has not been a massive infrastructure upgrade since 1930.More
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announces a Public Hearing regarding its Project Plan for the proposed Water Main Replacement in the city of Detroit. DWSD will be seeking low-interest Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) loan assistance for FY2020. The project is comprised of replacing aging water mains in multiple areas located within the city of Detroit.More
Retired U.S. Senator Carl Levin and legal titan Elliott Hall will lead an honorary committee as Detroit prepares to host its first national conference on civilian oversight September 22-26, 2019 and to recognize 45 years since the 1974 Charter gave Detroit a citizen police commission, Board of Police Commissioner Chairman Willie Bell announced.More
Three new developments totaling $102 million are planned for the Brush Park neighborhood, bringing 367 new residential units to the area, with 34% of those units at a wide-range of affordability for residents making as low as 30 percent of the Area Median Income, which is about $16,000 a year. More
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We are excited to hear from you,
Joel Howrani Heeres
Director, Office of Sustainability
Office of the Mayor
City of Detroit
For more information on how we define sustainability, visit detroitmi.gov/sustainability.
Drinking water quality is important to our community and the region. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) are committed to meeting state and federal water quality standards including the Lead and Copper Rule. The 2017 Water Quality Report highlights the performance of GLWA and DWSD water professionals in delivering some of the nation’s best drinking water. Together, we are committed to protecting public health and maintaining open communication with the community about our drinking water. More
The Detroit Board of Water Commissioners (BOWC) will host its fifth evening community meeting on Wednesday, June 20 at the Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214. This meeting will serve as a public hearing on the proposed Detroit water and sewer rates for July 2018 – June 2019 (FY2019). Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) customer service staff will be on-site to provide assistance. More
The City of Detroit this week will begin the first phase of a project to increase safety, mobility and connectivity along a 5.4-mile stretch of East Jefferson, redesigning driving lanes and installing new protected bike lanes and dedicated parking lanes, Department of Public Works Director Ron Brundidge announced today. More