Water / Sewer

Water is one of the most valuable natural resources to our world. The following tips can help to reduce your water consumption considerably, while also saving you money in the long run.

Attention City of Center Line Water & Sewer Services Users

Recently the City of Center Line received a request from the Detroit Water and Sewer Department (DWSD) to assign our city’s water and sewer contract to the newly established Great Lake Water Authority (GLWA).

What does this mean? How does it impact City of Center Line Water users? Those and many other questions can be answered by watching the Shelby TV: Great Lakes Water Authority YouTube video.

Water & Sewer Life Insurance

Also, if you received a letter about Water and Sewer Line Insurance, please read the following:

Tips for Reducing Water Use

  1. Inside Your Home
  2. Outside Your Home

Every Drop Counts

  • Stop Leaks: Check faucets, appliances and irrigation systems annually for leaks. Make any necessary repairs.
  • Replace Old Toilets: Water-efficient toilets are 1.6 gallons of water per flush. Toilets manufactured prior to 1992 are not considered water efficient.
  • Replace Washing Machines: Replace washing machines that are more than 10 years old. Purchase a machine that has a water factor that is at or lower than 9/5, which will use 35% to 50% less water and 50% less energy per load. Also be sure to wash a full load of laundry. Consider designating one specific day of the week to do your laundry.
  • Area Maintenance Meter: Consider installing this extra meter for water used in your garden or swimming pool. This will not necessarily help you conserve water, but it will save you money in the future as you will only be charged for water consumption and not for sewerage.
  • Dishwashers: Be sure your dishwasher is full before using it. Purchase a “Water Efficient” model.
  • Bathrooms: Fill your tub with only as much water as you need. Infants, small children and pets can be washed in the sink or a separate basin. Take shorter showers; for every minute you run your shower you use 2.5 gallons of water. Place a basin or plastic bucket in the shower with you. Excess water can be used to water your plants!