SAW Grant

The City has been awarded a SAW grant in the amount of $2,000,000 to further study the sanitary sewer system and begin studying problematic areas of the storm sewer system. The following tasks have been completed or are currently taking place:

  • Flow Monitoring - All flow monitoring at the outlets at the Wayne County Interceptor and at the connection points to Allen Park have been completed. 
  • Smoke Testing Program - Based upon the results of the flow monitoring at the south end of the City, smoke testing has taken place to identify any illicit connections or locations of infiltration and inflow into the sanitary sewer system. Testing is weather dependant and is expected to resume shortly. 
  • Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Televising Phase I - Pipetek has completed all contract work for the grant. 
  • Manhole Inspections - Inspections of manholes within the sewer televising district are complete. Additional manhole inspections will take place within Phase II televised areas. 
  • Bulkhead Review - Personnel from Hennessey Engineers have completed this work. The work to repair defective bulkheads was bid out on October 3rd. 
  • Sewer Cleaning and Televising Phase II- DVM Utilities was awarded the bid to complete this work on May 7, 2018 and this work is ongoing, but has completed all locations under major storm drains. Work is continuing within the easterly neighborhood bordered by Southfield Road and Farnham Streeet, Wilson St., and River Dr. 

Questions should be directed to the City’s engineering consultant, Hennessey Engineers at 734.759.1600 between the hours of 8am-4:30pm