Sewer cleaning productivity skyrockets in Detroit

Sponsored by

DETROIT, MI, Oct. 12, 2010 -- The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) today announced significant improvements made in 2010 in sewer cleaning operations undertaken by DWSD workers. So far this year, employees have cleaned two million linear feet of sewers in the DWSD system.

"This represents a 1000 percent increase in cleaning activities over those of the last three years, and at this rate of production, our entire sewer collection system in the city of Detroit will be cleaned once every five years," said DWSD Deputy Director Darryl A. Latimer.

Latimer noted that the feat was accomplished by utilizing City employees and City equipment, and not with any outside contractors. "Our employees are dedicated to better serving our customers, and this achievement shows determination and initiative," Latimer said.

DWSD supplies high-quality drinking water to approximately 4 million people who live and work in Detroit and 126 other communities in southeast Michigan. The Department provides wastewater services to three million people who live and work in Detroit and 76 other southeast Michigan communities.

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Local CA agencies join national water campaign to promote water consumption

First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America announced that FIRST 5 Santa Clara County and the Santa Clara Valley Water District joined the Drink Up effort, a national campaign that encourages people across the country to drink more water, more often.

New treatment technology to be added to WWTP at NY Superfund site

EPA has announced that an additional treatment technology will be added to the existing treatment plant at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site in Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York.

EPA grants over $11M to Oklahoma to improve water quality

EPA recently awarded over $11 million to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board as part of its Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a program that provides low-interest, flexible loans to communities to help them improve water quality and infrastructure.

Private water companies to bridge $500B water investment gap in U.S., finds study

According to a new report from Bluefield Research, private water markets in the U.S. are poised for significant growth. With an infrastructure investment gap of more than $500B for drinking water and wastewater treatment over the next 20 years, a revised regulatory landscape is shaping new opportunities for private players looking to invest strategically in U.S. water.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA