On July 17, from 6-8pm, The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department will hold a community meeting at the North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale, to discuss the goals of the department and seek feedback from the community.   The focus of the meeting will be on water supply and in particular on a new Water Master Plan currently being prepared by DWSD.   There are typically many questions from residents about sewer costs.   DWSD will give brief answers about sewer rates, but the focus of discussion will be on water supply, including reporting and fixing water leaks, responding  to custom service requests, and plans to improve the water treatment and distribution system.

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is implementing an optimization effort to improve service to customers, manage water rates, and assure the long term reliability and performance of water infrastructure.  A key element of DWSD’s approach is to meet with retail and wholesale customers to hear concerns and suggestions and to provide customers with the means to participate in planning efforts in servicing DWSD customers.

DWSD’s outreach to neighborhood groups represents a new approach by the department.   This is the first time that DWSD has set up a formal approach to obtaining input from City of Detroit residents in a major master planning effort.   Come to the meeting to participate in the future of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.