Water and Sewer


Kitchen Sink

The Livonia Water Department received a passing water test this morning, and the newly installed GLWA master meter is now flowing water into the City system. Operations of the water system are being returned to normal conditions, and water pressure will equalize over the next few hours. During this time, water customers may experience water discoloration due to the resuspension of mineral deposits in the water supply. This cloudiness in the water supply will subside throughout the day as pressures and flows return to normal. If you are experiencing discolored water, you can flush the cold water tap for up to three minutes (or until it runs clear). If the cold water tap is still cloudy after three minutes of flushing, turn the tap off for one hour, then repeat the flushing process.

We sincerely appreciate everyone’s understanding during this necessary project to ensure the supply of clean, safe, reliable drinking water. If you have any questions, you may contact the Department of Public Works Public Service Division at (734) 466-2655.


The Water and Sewer section of the Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for:

  • Maintenance of the City water distribution system with approximately 500 miles of water main
  • Maintenance of thousands of valves and fire hydrants
  • On-going routine inspections and cleaning of approximately 540 miles of sanitary sewers in the City to ensure trouble-free operation
  • Water meter installation and repair issues for over 38,000 Livonia water customers accounts

This section complies with all regulatory issues such as water quality testing, providing an annual water quality report to all customers, annual reporting to the State of Michigan, and working with our supplier the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) to ensure that Livonia water rates are kept as low as possible.