Detroit Water and Sewage Department

Oak. Co. Leaders Hesitant About Detroit Water Authority

Oakland County leaders want more information before agreeing to join an authority that would eventually control the Detroit Water and Sewage Department.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2014


Detroit’s Water Drains Away From Ravaged Pipes

Sometimes, the water can run for years at vacant buildings targeted by metal scavengers, who rip out the pipes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Union: Water Department Strike Is Still On

The union said the strike will not end “until there is an agreement from DWSD management that there will be amnesty for all of the 34 fired workers, and that there will be no retaliation against any other workers or union officers.”

CBS Detroit–10/03/2012

Wastewater workers in Detroit on strike. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Striking Water Workers Suspended, Face Firing

Thirty-four Detroit Water and Sewerage workers who went on strike over pay cuts and the city’s plan to downsize the department over several years have been suspended without pay and face firing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2012

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Water Department Workers Continue Strike Despite Threats Of Termination

Workers are back on the picket line a day after a judge ordered them to end a strike protesting job cuts at the Detroit regional water department.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2012

Detroit To Cut 1,600 Water Department Jobs

Major changes coming to Detroit’s water department will reduce staff by 80 percent.


Detroit Water Workers Protest Contract Changes, Wage Cuts

Members of a local union will be picketing the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Tuesday afternoon, protesting a new contract offer that they strongly oppose.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2012


Detroit Water Officials Warn Of Bill Payment Scam

Water and Sewerage officials in Detroit are warning customers about a scheme involving claims that a new federal program is available to pay their utility bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2012

Detroiters Line Up To Pay After Water Dept. Threat

Police were called to help control the crowd, Friday, when a long line formed outside the Detroit Water Department office on the city’s west side.