City Offers Clean Up Assistance to Seniors and Disabled Residents

City Offers Clean Up Assistance to Seniors and Disabled Residents

With an estimated 1000+ homes suffering from water damage, the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is looking for volunteers willing to work 4-hour shifts to assist Detroiters who have been impacted by flooding.

With your help, we can work together to take care of our neighbors.


The City of Detroit crews have been working through the week to clear debris and remove flood-damaged items from the streets! If you have been affected by the recent flooding, please visit to fill out a damage claims form.

Be sure to take photographs of damage. Though much of the damage was likely not caused by a DWSD sewer defect, filling out a form will help expedite your claim, when federal assistance becomes available.

If you still have standing water in your home or you need assistance in removing flood-damaged items from your home, please call (313) 267-8000. Please leave all damaged items at the curb - the Department of Public Works will pick it up free of charge.

With more than a thousand homes affected, now is the time to help your neighbors in need.

Please visit for opportunitiesto pitch in and help out.


Since Friday night, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and City of Detroit Department of Public Works, along with other city departments, the Great Lakes Water Authority and volunteers, have responded to severe flooding due to the rain event of June 25-26.

Crews are dispatched to severely flooded areas to unclog drains, clear debris and ensure that systems are operating at maximum capacity.

Residents are encouraged to:
- Call 313-267-8000 or visit to report water damage
- Place flood-damaged items at the curb. The Department of Public Works will pick them up.
- Follow flood safety tips. Do not walk in standing water, particularly if the area includes electrical appliances or exposed outlets. Do not drive in standing water.
- Take precautions for the event of more rain, including moving valuables to upper floors and making sure your rain-gutters and downspouts are cleared of leaves and other debris.

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