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Sewer Program

As part of the City of Grosse Pointe Park's ongoing efforts to improve service for residents and reduce the impacts from wet weather events, a multifaceted sewer improvement program has been initiated. This effort includes the evaluation and cleaning of existing sewers and manholes within the City limits. In addition, the City is working to install meters and other instruments to better understand flow conditions within the system and identify alternatives to help boost system resiliency for future wet weather events. As these alternatives are developed, information will be provided to the community for feedback.  

 2021 Sanitary Sewer Televising
Earlier this fall, the City of Grosse Pointe Park awarded a contract for the full televising and cleaning of the City’s Sanitary Sewer System to Pipetek Infrastructure Services (Contractor) of Livonia, MI. Over the next several months, Pipetek will inspect all public sanitary sewers and manholes within the City. This work is part of a comprehensive sewer system evaluation that will be used to identify future rehabilitation and repairs to increase system reliability and reduce operational expenses. Click here for more information on the Sewer Televising Program.

Downspout Disconnection

Residents can play a significant role in helping to reduce the impact of wet weather on the City of Grosse Pointe Park’s sewer system. By disconnecting your downspout from a pipe or paved area, you can help to reduce runoff and lessen the stress on the City’s system. Diverting storm water to the storm drains has the following advantages:

  • Takes rainwater out of the sanitary system, reducing sewer flows and unnecessary transportation, eliminating treatment costs for the rainwater.
  • Most cost effective of all the possible solutions in reducing sewer flows.
  • Reduces basement flooding and helps to protect homeowners who experienced sanitary backups during adverse weather events.
  • Reduces water use for landscaping, saving you money.
  • A 1,500 sq. ft. home can redirect 25,000 gallons of water each year away from the sewer system by disconnecting downspouts. A neighborhood of 100 homes can redirect 2.5 million gallons of water each year away from the sewer system by disconnecting downspouts and redirecting storm water to vegetated areas.
  • Redirecting storm water could save a community $25 per year per house by not sending it to GLWA for transport and treatment.

Read more about residential downspout disconnection and what you can do to help here.

 

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