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:
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.
Notice of Day of Review of District Boundaries and Day of Review of Apportionments
A Day of Review of District Boundaries and a Day of Review of Apportionments will be held on August 29 and August 31, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wayne County Department of Public Services Roads Division, Central Maintenance Yard, located at 29900 Goddard Road Extension in Romulus, Michigan. The purpose of the Review of District Boundaries is to more accurately define the lands that are benefited by a drain. The purpose of the Review of Apportionments is to establish the apportionment of benefits between the property owners, municipalities, county and the Michigan Department of Transportation within the revised district boundaries. Estimated assessment amounts are included in the notices sent to property owners, and will also be available at the Day of Review.
Please click here to download a pdf of notices and maps for each drain subject to a Day of Review of District Boundaries and a Day of Review of Apportionments.
Sump Intercounty Drain - Notice of Drainage Board Meeting
MEETING CANCELED - Will be rescheduled
The Sump Intercounty Drain Drainage Board will meet on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the offices of Lyon Township, 58000 Grand River Avenue, New Hudson. Please click here to download the meeting notice.
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
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.