DWSD Performance Rate Reduction Pilot

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) charges property owners for stormwater drainage costs. For property owners with significant impervious surface, these charges can be significant. Drainage costs are currently billed to metered property owners; however, DWSD is reviewing their overall approach to drainage fees. Through this review process, DWSD may seek to incentivize stormwater management through the deployment of low impact development techniques including blue and green infrastructure. The DWSD Performance Rate Reduction Pilot seeks to pilot the use of innovative blue infrastructure as a means of cleaning and managing stormwater, exploring the policy and fee structure changes needed to allow Detroit to become a healthier, greener city and model for 21st century best practices in sustainable development and resiliency.

Initiative lead: Chris Dorle

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