The Sewer Division is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 300 miles of sanitary and storm sewers throughout the City. Throughout the year, the Sewer Division performs various tasks, such as:
Sewer Cleaning & Flooded Basement Concerns
This program is set-up to clean all city sanitary and storm sewers in different areas of the City on a rotating basis.
The City have personnel available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond to any basement water calls. If you have a basement water issue during normal DPS working hours, Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. please call (248) 246-3300 and DPS personnel will try and respond within the hour. Any time thereafter, on a weekend or holiday, you should call the Police Department non-emergency line at (248) 246-3500 and they will dispatch sewer personnel.
Maintenance & Normal Repairs
Starting in spring, sewer personnel repair catch basins, manholes and any sewer lines that have problems. This work continues as long as weather permits. During the winter, sewer personnel inspect all of the sewer structures for repair which the Supervisor prioritizes according to urgency.
The Sewer Division handles all Miss Digs. This is a program set-up for the staking of City utility lines before any digging can occur. Personnel stake with flags and/or paint all City sewer mains and laterals, water mains, sewer service tie-in locations and water curb shut-offs on the sidewalk and/or easement only.
If you are going to be digging for any reason please contact Miss Dig at 1-800-482-7171. Miss Dig will send notice to all utilities to mark utilities to avoid damage. Please allow three business days for staking. Thank you.
Severe Snow Storms
The Sewer Division supports the Highway Division with equipment and manpower for the plowing of City streets whenever there is a severe snow storm.