Public Hearing for Water Main Replacement

NOTICE
PUBLIC HEARING FOR WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT
FY20 DRINKING WATER REVOLVING FUND (DWRF) PROJECT


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. Construction will include excavation of existing water mains, installation of new pipes, replacement of lead service lines between the water main and the water meter, pressure testing, backfill, and right-of-way. The impact of the project will be improved customer satisfaction and safe, reliable service delivery of potable water to customers. The temporary impact of construction activities will be minimized through mitigation measures specified in the contract documents. Adverse impacts on historical, archaeological, geographic, or cultural areas are not expected. This project is necessary to ensure that DWSD will consistently and reliably provide high quality potable water to residents. The Project Plan consists of four (4) different projects that are in critical need of water main replacement or rehabilitation. The total cost of these four (4) projects is currently estimated at $57,300,000, which is being sought through the DWRF program. The Water Main Replacement project is eligible for participating under the State of Michigan low-interest DWRF loan program.


The Public Hearing will present a description of the recommended project, estimated costs, as well as the cost per household impact for customers. The typical residential customer bill in the city of Detroit is expected to increase by approximately 2.48% assuming that low-interest loans can be obtained through the DWRF loan program. The purpose of the hearing is not only to inform, but to seek and gather input from people that will be affected. Comments and viewpoints from the public are encouraged.


THE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019
DETROIT WATER AND SEWERAGE DEPARTMENT
WATER BOARD BUILDING
735 RANDOLPH, 5TH FLOOR, BOARD ROOM
DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48226
1:00 P.M.


Information on the Project Plan will be available at the following locations:
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
Water Board Building
735 Randolph, First Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48226

If you have questions or want to submit written statements for the Public Hearing Record, call or write:
(313) 964-9269
Monica Daniels
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
735 Randolph, 7th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226

Written comments will be accepted at the above address if received prior to 1:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Water Board Building

735 Randolph Street, First Floor Detroit, MI 48226
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm