Detroit’s Water and Sewage Department Master Plan for Detroit.
Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Porter gave a 45 minute presentation on the plan that included progress on:
1. Signing 12 out of 17 consent agreements with the various Unions
2. Describing the differential between the fixed assets and the maintenance costs
3. Making a plan on maintaining the integrity of the infrastructure
|DSWD Master Plan|
Managing the water through metering and leak detection will play a crucial role in sustaining revenue and paying for system. With the new technology, DSWD will be able to determine if a property is using water at an abnormal rate such as, someone having a leaking toilet or pipe in their home and giving reports on water usage at a daily rate. This technology would help a home or property owner to manage their water use so much that you will be able to determine the cost of getting a plumber to fix a leak to save long term cost to the consumer. As it stands now, the water system was losing money up until 2011 when the rates were increased. There was a small profit for 2011 until the projected maintenance costs of 2012 through 2014 were included.
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