Detroit's water, sewer system to get $500M upgrade

Jun 28, 2019

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced Thursday a 5-year, $500 million program to begin an upgrade to the city's water and sewer systems.

The work includes water main replacement, lead service line replacement, sewer collection pipe lining and replacement and green stormwater infrastructure installations, officials say.

In calendar year 2018, DWSD upgraded 25 miles of water main, lined 22 miles of sewer piping and replaced 173 lead service lines. This was the most water and sewer construction in the past 15 years.

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