Board of Water Commissioners Public Hearing June 19

June 6, 2019 / Comments (0)


Detroit Board of Water Commissioners to have Public Hearing on June 19 for
Sewer Rehabilitation Projects funded by the Drinking Water Revolving Fund

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announces a Public Hearing regarding its Project Plan for proposed Sewer Rehabilitation in the city of Detroit. DWSD will be seeking low interest State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan assistance for FY2020. The project is comprised of rehabilitating/limited replacement of aging sewers in multiple areas located within the city. Construction will include in-place rehabilitation of sewers and manhole structures, and in limited instances, excavation of existing sewers for replacement. Right-of-way restoration will be performed on any disrupted areas. The impact of the project will be improved customer satisfaction and safe reliable service delivery of sewage sewer conveyance to the Water Resource Recovery Facility. The temporary impact of construction activities will be minimized largely through extensive use of trenchless technologies, along with 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 sewer conveyance to the Water Resource Recovery Facility. The total cost of the loan eligible portions of these two (2) projects is currently estimated at approximately $25,628,000, which is being sought through the SRF low interest loan program. The Sewer Rehabilitation projects are eligible for participating under the State of Michigan low interest SRF loan program.

The Public Hearing will present a description of the recommended project, estimated costs, as well as the estimated cost per household impact for customers for the loan eligible loan. The typical residential customer bill for sewer disposal in the city of Detroit is expected to increase by no more than 0.64% assuming that low interest loans can be obtained through the SRF 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.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019 AT 6 P.M.

Information on the Project Plan will be available at the following location:

Online here, or at:

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, Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

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