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The Department of Public Works (DPW) employs 19 full time employees and five part time employees. The department resolves most customerâ€™s requests on the same day they are received. Wayneâ€™s DPW is responsible for 58.53 miles of City streets, and
- Maintains City trees and manages a free, City-wide tree planting program
- Supervises the removal of approximately 9,800 tons of refuse each year
- Maintains 84 miles of Water Main Lines
- Maintains 84 miles of Sewer Main Lines
Water & Sewer Rates
The Water and Sewer Fund Budget has been reviewed, approved and adopted for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Sufficient water and sewer rates needed to be approved to provide money to operate the system. Effective for all consumption billed on or after July 1, 2014, the following rates have been authorized:
Water $4.12 per 1,000 gallons
Sewer $6.29 per 1,000 gallons
Total $10.41 per 1,000 gallons
A $11.03 monthly ($22.06 bi-monthly) fixed sewer fee shall go into effect on July 1, 2014.
A $15.65 monthly ($31.30 bi-monthly) fixed water fee shall go into effect on July 1, 2014.
For information regarding other water & sewer fees such as IWC charges, monthly meter fees, tap/debt service fees, etc., contact the water billing clerk at 734-722-2005.
Fire Hydrant Maintenance
Every year the City of Wayne Department of Public Works performs work to winterize fire hydrants. During this process, Public Works employees will flow hydrants which may occasionally cause residents and businesses to experience rusty water. If you experience rusty water, please allow your water to flow until clear. It is recommended that you do not do laundry or use water for food preparation until it flows clear. If the problem persist, please contact the DPW at (734) 721-8600.
Illicit Discharges / Water Pollution
To report an illicit discharge or water pollution please call the Wayne County Department of Enviironment Reporting Hotline (734) 995-2198
Other Available Numbers
MDEQ Assistance Center (800) 662-9278
MDEQ Pollution Emergency (800) 292-4706
If you have questions please call the DPW at 734-721-8600
Please Help to Reduce Our Water Cost
In an effort to control our cost related to water usage and enhance the overall efficiency of the water system, we are asking residential and commercial water users to control water usage during peak hours. Please set automatic irrigation systems to run during the non-peak hours between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am. For commercial and industrial users, please set water recovery tanks and other water storage units to fill during this same non-peak time period whenever possible.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Christmas Tree Collection
Trees are collected during regular trash pick up through mid January.
The DPW will answer your questions regarding:
- Street signs
- Debris along City streets and right-of-way areas
- Fire hydrants â€“ both public and private (The City offers a private property maintenance contract)
- Grading and dust control of City dirt roads
- Street sweeping â€“ the entire City is swept every 4-5 weeks
- Pavement line marking
- Surface maintenance and drainage on City streets
For questions or complaints involving private property or a possible ordinance violation, please call the City of Wayne Ordinance Department at (734) 728-9100.
The Recycling Center is located in the parking lot of 4001 S. Wayne, corner of forest. Itâ€™s always open for your newspapers, glass, tin, aluminum, batteries and plastics. By law the City can not accept motor oil.
Acceptable at curbside are all appliances, including stoves, washers, dryers, hot water tanks, dishwashers, etc.. which are picked up at the curb on collection day. Refrigerators must have their doors taken off.Â CallRepublic Waste for special pickup at 877-264-5544.
Not Accepted at Curbside
These items are not acceptable for curbside pick up:
- Hazardous materials â€“ drugs, chemicals, infected materials, explosives, etc.
- Construction and demolition materials
- Tree stumps weighing over 50 lbs
- Car parts
Size: Metal, plastic, fiberglass, etc. 5 to 30 gallons.
All receptacles must have handles and tightly fitting covers. Plastic refuse bags, for garbage only, must have a capacity of minimum of 1 bushel through a maximum of 3 bushels.
Weight: Maximum of 50 lbs.
Refuse bags are sold at the DPW office and at City Hall.
Not Acceptable Receptacles
Paper shopping bags and cardboard containers are prohibited.
Refuse Collection Schedule
Your refuse will be collected according to the Cityâ€™s established schedule. Your scheduled pick up day will change as a result of one of the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If your regular day happens to fall on one of those holidays, your refuse will be collected on the day following the holiday. Click here to view or download and save the Refuse Pickup Schedule Map.
Yard waste is collected on regular collection days beginning April 1 and continuing through the week of December 15. Yard waste is: grass clippings, leaves, very small twigs, potting soil, garden fruits and vegetables, and old flowers.Â Yard waste can no longer be placed in plastic bags.Â
Hereâ€™s what you should do:
Separate yard waste from regular trash by about 10 ft.
- Mark the yard waste containers with "Yard Waste" stickers. The stickers are available at City Hall or the DPW.
- Cut branches into 3 ft. lengths and tie them into bundles that weigh no more than 50 lbs. each.
If you have a sewer-related problem, call DPW during normal hours. If you spot the problem on a holiday, the weekend or after normal business hours, please contact the Police Department at (734) 721-1414. DPW personnel determine if the problem is in your sewer line or the Cityâ€™s sewer main and counsel you regarding your options.
If the City has a snowfall of 4 in. or more, residents are asked not to park on public streets. You will be notified via the general media when the snow emergency is over and street parking is once again allowed. The DPW clears major roads first, then residential streets, dead-end streets and cul de sac areas.
The City has a tree planting program. The City of Wayne has been designated as an official Tree City U.S.A.Â Contact the DPW for more information.
City trees are normally trimmed as part of a routine maintenance schedule and upon request, by either DPW personnel or a contractor under DPW supervision. Trees are only removed if they are dead, dying, diseased or dangerous. Trees are not removed due to root damage to sidewalks, yards or sewer lines.
If you have a concern about your water bill, contact the Water Department at (734) 722-2000.
Please report water main breaks or water leaks to the DPW. If you discover a break after normal business hours, on holidays or the weekend, please call the Police Department at (734) 721-1414.
Other Services - Provided by Utility Companies
Excavating â€“ Call Miss Dig
By law, anyone excavatingÂ must call Miss Dig so that existing utilities can be located. The number is 1-800-482-7171 â€“ and there is no charge for the service.
If you smell gas in or around your home, call 911 and report it to the Wayne Fire Department.