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Public Works

DPW Open House - May 16, 2015 - 9 AM to 12 PM
The Department of Public Works will host its first ever Open House on Saturday May 16th from 9:00 AM to Noon at the DPW administration building at 5240 Civic Center Drive. In celebration of National Drinking Water Week and National Public Works Week, DPW staff will host educational programs, have equipment on display, and much more. This event is free and open to the public. View event flyer.

Public Works Building

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for providing essential services in the areas of water treatment and conveyance, wastewater pumping and conveyance, facilities management, fleet management, cemetery operations and bike path management to enhance the quality of life for residents and businesses in Waterford Township.


The DPW is comprised of the Water & Sewer and Facilities & Operations Divisions.  The DPW has a total of 58 full time employees and an annual budget of approximately $19,000,000.

The Water and Sewer Division provides high quality potable water for residential, commercial and industrial use including fire protection.  The system utilizes 13 water treatment plants, over 350 miles of water main, 3,500 water valves, 3,400 fire hydrants, and storage tanks totaling 8.25 million gallons.  The water system average annual day demand is approximately 7.7 million gallons per day with summertime peaks exceeding 20 million gallons per day. 

The Water and Sewer Division also collects and transports all wastewater from properties connected to the sewer system.  The system utilizes over 350 miles of sanitary sewer main and 63 sewer pumping stations.  The wastewater flow is ultimately discharged into the Clinton-Oakland Interceptor Sewer system where it is conveyed to the City of Detroit for Treatment. 

The Facilities and Operations Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 15 township-owned buildings,  54 acres of grounds, 230 vehicles, 41 miles of bike path and 5 cemeteries.

The DPW building was dedicated to former Supervisor and Clerk James E. Seeterlin who was instrumental in developing a municipal water and sewer system to service Waterford Township.