Environmental Services

MISSION

The central mission of the Wayne County Department of Public Services - Environmental Services Group is to create, foster and maintain a clean and safe land and water environment for citizens of Wayne County by providing services for cost effective drainage systems, waste water management and solid waste management.

Wayne County is the eighteenth largest county in the nation and the most populous county in the State of Michigan. The County's land area is approximately 626 square miles, and is home to nearly 1.8 million people, residing in 43 communities. Wayne County's Department of Environment (DOE) was created in 1994 and, in 2010, was merged with the Department of Public Services (DPS) becoming the Environmental Services Group (ESG). ESG's mission is continuously achieved by talented administrators and employees, guided by the strategic goals of the Wayne County Executive.

Throughout this website, you will be able to learn about ESG's many diverse services and programs. From Western Wayne to Downriver, from Detroit to Asia, ESG's successes and leadership in improving our environment is a model for communities around Michigan and the World. We are proud to serve you, our customers, with high-quality and cost-effective environmental services, and we welcome your comments and suggestions. Thanks for visiting.

There are three divisions within the DPS Environmental Services Group:

  • The Land Resource Management Division works to protect the land and water resources of the County through their solid waste and soil erosion programs.
  • The Facilities Management Division maintains sewer and drain operations, along with operations at the Downriver Wastewater Treatment Plant (serving thirteen Wayne County communities).
  • The Water Quality Management Division is focused on protecting and restoring water resources in Wayne County through a watershed management approach.

This web site provides information for all ESG Divisions and their established missions, goals, and organizational structure, along with the services that they provide to the many communities of Wayne County. Please visit each division's web site, and utilize our services to the fullest extent.

We look forward to serving you.
 

Public Notices

Redford Consolidated Drain - Notice of Drainage Board Meeting
The Redford Consolidated Drain Drainage Board will meet on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wayne County Department of Public Services, 400 Monroe, Suite 300, Engineering Conference Room, Detroit. Please click here to download the meeting notice. 
  
Johnson Intercounty Drain - Notice of Drainage Board Meeting 
Johnson Intercounty Drain Drainage Board will meet on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the office of the Spicer Group, Inc., 125 Helle Boulevard, Suite 2, Dundee, Michigan. The purpose of this meeting is to: sign the 197 Order to revise the drainage district boundary; authorize the payment of all properly presented invoices, vouchers, and drain orders; and any other business that may come before the Board. Please click here to download the meeting notice. 
 
North County Line Intercounty Drain - Notice of Drainage Board Meeting 
North County Line Intercounty Drain Drainage Board will meet on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. at the office of the Spicer Group, Inc., 125 Helle Boulevard, Suite 2, Dundee, Michigan. The purpose of this meeting is to: sign the 197 Order to revise the drainage district boundary; authorize the payment of all properly presented invoices, vouchers, and drain orders; and any other business that may come before the Board. Please click here to download the meeting notice. 
  
Salem and Plymouth Intercounty Drain - Notice of Drainage Board Meeting 
Salem and Plymouth Intercounty Drain Drainage Board will meet on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the office of the Spicer Group, Inc., 125 Helle Boulevard, Suite 2, Dundee, Michigan. The purpose of this meeting is to: sign the 197 Order to revise the drainage district boundary; authorize the payment of all properly presented invoices, vouchers, and drain orders; and any other business that may come before the Board. Please click here to download the meeting notice. 
  
Sines Intercounty Drain - Notice of Drainage Board Meeting 
Sines Intercounty Drain Drainage Board will meet on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. at the office of the Spicer Group, Inc., 125 Helle Boulevard, Suite 2, Dundee, Michigan. The purpose of this meeting is to: sign the 197 Order to revise the drainage district boundary; authorize the payment of all properly presented invoices, vouchers, and drain orders; and any other business that may come before the Board. Please click here to download the meeting notice.  
 
North Branch Big Swan Creek Intercounty Drain - Notice of Drainage Board Meeting 
CANCELLED - Will be rescheduled. We will post the revised meeting notice when it's available.  

North Branch Big Swan Creek Intercounty Drain Drainage Board will meet on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the office of the Spicer Group, Inc., 125 Helle Boulevard, Suite 2, Dundee, Michigan. The purpose of this meeting is to: approve the legal review and the drainage district boundary review; authorize the payment of all properly presented invoices, vouchers, and drain orders; and any other business that may come before the Board. Please click here to download the meeting notice.
  
Duff and Winnie Intercounty Drain - Notice of Drainage Board Meeting 
CANCELLED - Will be rescheduled. We will post the revised meeting notice when it's available.   

Duff and Winnie Intercounty Drain Drainage Board will meet on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the office of the Spicer Group, Inc., 125 Helle Boulevard, Suite 2, Dundee, Michigan. The purpose of this meeting is to: approve the legal review and the drainage district boundary review; authorize the payment of all properly presented invoices, vouchers, and drain orders; and any other business that may come before the Board. Please click here to download the meeting notice. 
 
Randolph Street Intercounty Drain - Notice of Drainage District Meeting
The Drain Board for the Randolph Street Intercounty Drain Drainage District will meet on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the City of Northville Municipal Offices, 215 West Main Street, Northville, Michigan. Please click here to download the meeting notice. 
 

General Information

SEMCOG Seeks Resident Participation in Water Resources Survey
SEMCOG and its partner organization, the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC), have launched a survey to gather residents’ perceptions of the region’s water resources. Southeast Michigan’s rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, and beaches provide numerous recreational, environmental, economic, and public health benefits. This survey will help us understand what water resources are important to residents in planning for the future of our region. To participate in this survey, please click here
 
Weather and Water Levels Affecting Wild Birds in Wayne County
For information from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources regarding the recent wild bird deaths along the Marsh Creek in Woodhaven, please click here.
 
Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
For information from the Great Lakes Water Authority on the issue of lead and copper in drinkng water, please click here
 
Notice Requirements for Sewage Disposal or Storm Water System Event

Flood Recovery Information

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
The Wayne County Drain Commissioner has adopted the County of Wayne's procedures and guidelines for FOIA requests for all county and intercounty drains. For more information on how to inspect or obtain copies of public records for drains, please click here.

Detroit Water Bills
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) Water Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) developed a video series to help consumers better understand their water bills and the costs associated with providing this vital service. This video series can ve viewed on the Operation Clean Water YouTube Channel.

Dispose of Fats, Oils, and Grease Properly
Excessive fats, oils and grease (FOG) washed from sink drains in businesses and homes can block sewer pipes and lead to backups of sewage into buildings and overflows of sewage to rivers, lakes and streams. To find out how to dispose of FOG properly in the home, please click here to download a new brochure published by the Alliance of Rouge Communities.

 

          24 Hour Environmental Hotline 1-888-223-2363 For more information, click here.


(313) 224-3620

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