Water and Sewerage Department

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We deliver some of the world’s cleanest, safest drinking water.

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) delivers clean water and collects sanitary sewage and stormwater from more than 230,000 accounts, representing a residential population of nearly 700,000. DWSD’s water system consists of more than 2,700 miles of water main and 29,000-plus fire hydrants, and the combined sewer collection system has nearly 3,000 miles of sewer piping, more than 90,000 catch basins and 16 green stormwater infrastructure projects within the city of Detroit. Since June 2019, DWSD has committed $100 million per year to begin to address the aging infrastructure, including replacing lead service lines.



$2.4M pilot to begin this spring in Aviation Sub and Victoria Park, then expand to 9 more neighborhoods with history of basement backu

DETROIT – Eighteen emerging leaders from water and wastewater utilities across the United States have been selected as 2022 Fellow

Detroit Water & Sewerage Department announces new director-level position focusing on opportunity and inclusion


The Detroit Board of Water Commissioners will have its May Committee Meetings on Wednesday, June 1 at 1 p.m.

The Detroit Board of Water Commissioners will have its April monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 15 at 2 p.m.