Basement Flooding Protection

While the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) are doing the big stuff to address the aging infrastructure and become more climate resilient, residents can do the small stuff to help protect your homes and property.


Did you know that basements are inherently prone to flooding if not protected? First, they are under the ground where water seeps. Second, if the foundation and drain tiles are not maintained, they can lead to basement flooding. Third, sewer lateral service lines that carry sewage from the home can also fail and backup into the house.


You can view flooding tips, how to disconnect your downspouts and other helpful tips here. Stay tuned for additional resources to be posted on this page.