Billing and Payments

Your water bill payments make all the difference. Thanks to your payments, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) can continue to:

  • Clean catch basins to reduce flooding (30,000 storm drains cleaned already);
  • Replace water mains and lead service lines to improve clean water delivery;
  • Lining the sewer collection system to improve sewage flow; and
  • Install Green Stormwater Infrastructure in medians and parks to reduce sewage overflows into the Detroit and Rouge rivers.

All across Detroit, DWSD employees -- most of whom are Detroit residents -- are working hard for you and your neighbors, even during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Your water and sewer bill payments make it possible for us to keep the work going. Your continued payments make all the difference. Thanks to you, we can keep making critical improvements to upgrade our 100-year-old systems for all of us. Let's continue to be that difference.

If you need help paying your bill, we're here to help. DWSD has Water Assistance Programs available, including plumbing repairs and payment assistance for eligible households. Call 313-267-8000 or click here for more information.



Water, sewerage and drainage rates for Detroit customers effective July 1, 2024
Schedule of fees and penalties effective July 1, 2024
Explanation of charges for residential customers FY2024-25