Van Buren Township

Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority

downriver utility wastewater authority (DUWA)

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The Downriver System is the second largest wastewater system in Michigan, serving 13 Wayne County communities. In September 2018, the System transferred ownership from the Wayne County Department of Public Services to the Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority (DUWA). This change in ownership had been years in the making, and was an entangled process involving legal, technical, and financial components that required definition and ultimate separation from the County. Given the age and size of the system, the history between the County and communities and the unique nature of the transfer, the complete transfer took three years to accomplish.

The 13 communities represented on the DUWA Board are:

·         Allen Park 
·         Belleville 
·         Brownstown Twp. 
·         Dearborn Heights 
·         Ecorse 
·         Lincoln Park
·         River Rouge 
·         Riverview 
·         Romulus 
·         Southgate 
·         Taylor 
·         Van Buren Twp. 
·         Wyandotte

DUWA Year 2 Report
DUWA Year 1 Report
Community Info Presentation