Southgate-Wyandotte Relief Drain Drainage District
Notice Of Project Planning Public Meeting

The Southgate-Wyandotte Relief Drains Drainage District will hold a public meeting on the proposed Combined Sewer Overflow Screening and Disinfection Facility project for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.

The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023, at Southgate City Hall (14400 Dix-Toledo Highway, Southgate, MI 48195.)

The purpose of the proposed project is to abate combined sewer overflows from the existing Pine Street Pumping Station by construction of a screening and disinfection facility.

Project construction will involve construction of new fine screens, a sodium hypochlorite disinfection system, and related electrical and other support systems; modifications to the existing pump station’s outfall channel; and a new building to enclose the equipment.

Impacts of the proposed project include temporary noise and disruption to the public due to construction of the required improvements and a new building, which will be offset by improvements to water quality in the receiving waters of the Detroit River.

The estimated cost to users for the proposed project will be approximately $10.42 per residential user per month for a 20 year loan or approximately $6.94 per residential user per month for a 30 year loan.

Please click here for a copy of the plan of the plan detailing the proposed project.

Written comments received before the meeting record is closed on Monday, April 17, 2023, will receive responses in the final project planning document. Written comments should be sent to: Patrick Cullen, Deputy Drain Commissioner, Wayne County Department of Public Services, 3600 Commerce Court, Wayne, MI or by email to


          Walnut (10th – 15th)
          Poplar (Walnut south to Poplar)

The City of Wyandotte has contracted with Al’s Asphalt Paving Co. to perform asphalt resurfacing as part of the 2023 HMA Resurfacing Program.  Phase 1 of the project includes the streets listed above and is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 3, 2023.  This phase of the project will be completed in stages over a period of approximately twelve (12) weeks.  During construction properties may lose access to driveways up to fourteen (14) days.  On paving days properties will lose access for several hours as the newly placed asphalt cools.

The street will be closed to through traffic during working hours, except for emergencies.  The street will be repaired one-half at a time to allow traffic to continue after working hours.  Please park vehicles in other locations when contractors are working on your street so that work can be performed in a safe and timely manner.  Home owners will be permitted access to their driveways unless the adjacent road is being patched.

Note the City will repair full height curb as part of the project.  However, repair of curb cuts adjacent to driveway approaches will not be repaired by the City as this is the responsibility of property owners.  Property owners may request the contractor to repair curb cuts at their cost; a permit is required.  Also, property owners should stake any irrigation systems by April 7 to avoid accidental damage by the Contractor.  Trash pickup will continue on the regularly scheduled day.

Additionally, the contractor will be upgrading sidewalk ramps to current federal standards.  This involves making the ramp areas less steep.  As the ramp slopes are lessened the adjacent greenbelt areas need to be re-graded to meet the lowered sidewalk.  This will involve re-grading both the City owned grassy areas as well as privately owned grassy areas on corner lots.  Residents are encouraged to water the restored areas frequently to ensure turf establishment.

We apologize for the inconvenience this work may cause you.  The City and Al’s Asphalt will limit the inconvenience as best as possible.  Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.  Should you have any questions, kindly contact the undersigned at 734-324-4558, or by email at

PUBLIC NOTICE: On-Street Vehicle Parking Enforcement  

The City of Wyandotte has been receiving multiple complaints regarding vehicles parked on the various streets 
throughout Downtown Wyandotte for extended periods of time beyond the permitted hours posted. 

Open streets, parking bays and public right-of-way is imperative for public safety and maintenance, including 
street sweeping and snow removal. 

It is widely understood the ample free parking throughout Downtown Wyandotte is a popular amenity and 
important asset to driving positive development and activity. However, this privilege is being regularly abused 
by many residents, visitors and patrons. 

Therefore, effective at 3:00 AM on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 all vehicles parked on any posted street in 
Downtown Wyandotte between the hours of 3:00 AM and 6:00 AM shall be ticketed with a parking 
violation by the Wyandotte Police Department. 

If you are a building owner, business owner, or store manager, please inform your employees and tenants of this 
information.  There is no exception to tenants/residents who have a vehicle registered to an address in the 
posted “No Parking 3:00 AM to 6:00 AM” areas. 

We appreciate your cooperation with this important public matter. 



The Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority (DUWA) announces a Public Hearing regarding its Project Plan for the proposed Ultraviolet Disinfection Replacement Project at the Downriver Wastewater Treatment Facility (DWTF) in Wyandotte, MI. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive comments from interested persons.

The Ultraviolet Disinfection Replacement Project involves replacement of the existing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system with an upgraded disinfection system. The existing UV disinfection system is obsolete in that the manufacturer no longer provides technical support nor supplies spare parts, and it has now reached the end of its useful life. UV disinfection is the final step in the wastewater treatment process where the DNA from bacteria and other pathogenic microorganisms is damaged such that the bacteria cannot reproduce. Disinfection is necessary to ensure the effluent water is safe to be discharged to the Detroit River in accordance with the DWTF’s discharge permit requirements.

The temporary impact of construction activities will be minimized as all work is planned to occur within the existing building and facilities at the DWTF. Improvements to the infrastructure are needed to maintain the long-term reliability of the DWTF to treat wastewater from the surrounding communities. This project will improve the treatment of sewage flows through the DWTF.

Adverse impacts on historical, archaeological, geographic, or cultural areas are not expected as all work is proposed to take place on the DWTF site where earth has been previously disturbed for construction. However, if any potential impacts arise, construction will be halted and the proper steps will be taken following appropriate guidelines.
The cost of this project is currently estimated at $16.5 million and is eligible for participation in the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) low interest Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) financing program. DUWA intends to pursue this low interest funding opportunity for FY2024.

The public hearing on the FY2024 CWSRF Project proposed by DUWA will be held for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons. The presentation at the public hearing will provide a description of the need for the project and the proposed improvements, their estimated costs, anticipated impacts, as well as the cost per household impact for customer communities. Comments and viewpoints from the public are requested. The Project Plan document will be available for review online after March 29, 2023 on the DUWA Website:

Thursday, April 13, 2023
9:00 AM, Eastern Time

In person:
City of Taylor Council Chambers 23555 Goddard Road
Taylor, MI 48180

Zoom Videoconferencing:
Zoom link: https://ohm- oyRGZEUT09
Meeting ID: 923 5138 7718
Passcode: DUWA
Telephonic Hearing:
Phone Number: 1-301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 923 5138 7718 Passcode: 194624

Members of the public may offer comments in the following manner:
In Person: Members of the public who, subject to capacity, wish to attend the meeting and/or offer public comments in person may attend the meeting at the location provided above.

By Zoom Videoconferencing: Members of the public who wish to use Zoom videoconferencing to attend the meeting and/or offer public comment may “raise their hand” by using that feature within the Zoom software program during the portion of the hearing designated for public participation.
By Telephone: Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and/or offer public comment by telephone should call in at the phone number provided above and press *9 on their keypad to “raise their hand” during the portion of the hearing designated for public participation. During other portions of the meeting, members of the public are asked to mute their line by pressing *6 on their keypad to mute or unmute their line.

By Email: Members of the public may provide written comments to the Board by emailing those comments to on or before 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 13, 2023, and should reference “April 13, 2023 Public Hearing on Proposed SRF Project” in the subject line of the email. The opportunity to submit written comments by email may remain open throughout the duration of the public hearing.

By U.S. Mail: Members of the public may provide written comments by United States mail addressed to:
Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority
c/o DUWA System Manager, OHM Advisors 34000 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Written comments by U.S. mail should reference “April 13, 2023 Public Hearing on Proposed SRF Project” in the letter. The opportunity to submit written comments by U.S. mail may remain open throughout the duration of the public hearing.

If a member of the public requires accommodation due to a disability, please contact duwa@ohm- or call (734) 522-6711 and ask to speak with DUWA’s System Manager no less than 72 hours prior to the date of the meeting.

Public Notice 


The City of Wyandotte has contracted with Rogue Industrial Services to perform preventative maintenance by cleaning and inspecting the sewers .

This project is set to start on Monday, January 23.

The scope of work is within the alley east of Biddle from Eureka to Elm St.

This will improve the sewer’s performance and significantly reduce the likelihood for future sewer backups and related problems.

The first step of the project involves cleaning the sewers. You will notice large vehicles in the area while this work is being performed. These vehicles are used in the cleaning and televising operations of the project.

Please keep the roadways clear, whenever possible. You may hear or see the back pressure of air in your toilets and/or drains. This is not unusual and is the result of water and material in the city’s main sewer line passing by your building’s service connection. It is possible water could splash in your toilets and/or floor drains at this time. To minimize the possibility of this occurring during the use of the hydraulically propelled equipment, please close your toilet lids and temporarily place a mat or small towel over floor drains.

To prevent sewer odor from entering your home, we suggest pouring a cup or two of clean water into each floor drain. As water evaporates over-time, this should be done regularly as a preventative measure.

Although unlikely, it could be necessary for the City to authorize Rogue Industrial Services to use water from specific fire hydrants as part of the sewer cleaning process. Natural mineral buildup may be disturbed, resulting in the water having a slight "rust color" for an hour or two. This does not in any way contaminate the water. Allowing your water to settle for one or two hours with minimal use and then running the COLD WATER ONLY for one or two minutes will clear any discoloration during this period.