DWSD Water System Upgrades

Updates on Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) water system upgrades.

In June 2019, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) launched a $500 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to begin to upgrade the water and sewer systems throughout the city of Detroit. This page provides residents and businesses the updates specific to the water system.

Current Projects

  • Cornerstone Village Water and Sewer Upgrades
  • North Rosedale Park Water and Sewer Upgrades
  • Water main and lead service line replacement - various streets
    • District 1
      • Greenfield between West Chicago and the railroad track - Spring 2021 start
      • Schoolcraft from Asbury Park to Grand River - near completion
    • District 3
      • Kelly Road from Glenwood to Eastwood - Spring 2021 start
    • District 4
      • Chandler at Cadieux - in progress
      • East Outer Drive at 3 Mile - in progress
    • District 5
      • Bethune West between west of Seville to west of Third Avenue
      • Delaware Street from Third Avenue to Woodward Avenue
      • Pallister Avenue between Lodge M-10 Fwy. to Third Avenue
      • Third Avenue from Euclid Avenue to Pallister Avenue
      • Third Avenue from Euclid Avenue to Virginia Park
      • Virginia Park North from Lodge M-10 Fwy. Service Drive to Woodward Avenue
      • Virginia Park South between Lodge M-10 Fwy. Service Drive to Woodward Avenue
    • District 7
      • Southfield Service Drive from Warren Avenue to Paul - Spring 2021 start
      • Warren Avenue between Heyden to Southfield Service Drive - Spring 2021 start
      • West Parkway from Tireman to Plymouth Road - in progress

Upcoming Projects

  • Water system condition assessments to begin on April 19, 2021 in 39 Detroit neighborhoods. Condition assessments help DWSD determine what pipes and valves remain sufficient and what needs to be upgraded.
    • Barton-McFarland
    • Cadillac Community
    • Chadsey Condon
    • Conant Gardens
    • Crary/St. Mary’s
    • *Cultural Center
    • Davison
    • Denby
    • Dexter-Linwood
    • East English Village
    • Evergreen-Outer Drive
    • Fiskhorn
    • Gold Coast
    • Grandmont #1
    • Greenfield
    • Greenwich
    • Hawthorn
    • Herman Kiefer
    • Hunt
    • Islandview
    • Joseph Berry Sub
    • Lafayette Park
    • LaSalle Gardens
    • Mapleridge
    • *Medical Center
    • *Midtown
    • Moross-Morang
    • New Center
    • Northwest Community
    • Pembroke
    • Rouge Park
    • Schulze and Tri Point
    • Sherwood Forest
    • South of Six
    • Tech Town
    • West Outer Drive
    • West Woodbridge
    • Westwood Park
    • Winship
  • Water Main Replacement in Midtown, Cultural Center and Medical Center areas (date TBD 2021)