Environmental Services


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.

Kenneth Kucel, Deputy Director, DPS - Environmental Services Group
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 CEO Robert A. Ficano.

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

  • Notice of Drainage Board Meeting – Wager and Pink Intercounty Drain – June 25, 2014 
  • The 2014 Draft Downriver Sewage Disposal System (DSDS) SRF Project Plan is available for public review until June 12, 2014. Please click here to download a pdf of this document. A public meeting on this matter will be held on June 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Wyandotte’s Council Chambers, located at the Wyandotte City Hall building, 3200 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, MI 48192. 
    Written comments received before the meeting record is closed on June 12, 2014 will receive responses in the final 2014 Downriver Sewage Disposal System SRF Project Plan. Written questions should be sent to:
    Downriver Sewage Disposal System 2014 SRF Project Plan
    Wayne County Department of Public Services, Environmental Services Group
    400 Monroe, Suite 400
    Detroit, MI 48226
    Attention: Greg Tupancy, P.E.
  • Notice Requirements for Sewage Disposal or Storm Water System Event 

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

Featured Pages

Terry Spryszak
Director of DPS - Environmental Services Group
(313) 224-3620