Where do we get the water?
We often get asked where our water comes from and why we cannot use neighborhood hydrants. While we do deliver that same city water, we must obtain permits and get meters so we can only extract the water out at designated locations. We strive to bring you the cleanest and freshest Detroit City Water.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provides drinking water to approximately 4 million people in 127 southeast Michigan communities. The system uses water drawn from three intakes. Two intakes are located in the Detroit River; one to the north near the mouth of Lake St. Clair and one to the south near Lake Erie. The third intake is located in Lake Huron. The Department has five water treatment plants. Four of the plants treat water drawn from the Detroit River intakes. The fifth water treatment plant, located in St. Clair County, uses water drawn from Lake Huron.