Sewage Disposal & Storm Water
Sewage Disposal & Storm Water Events
Any person who experiences an overflow or back up of a sewage disposal system or storm water system that is under the jurisdiction and control of the City of Westland should immediately contact the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770. If after regular business hours call the Police Department at 734-722-9600 and they will notify the Department of Public Service.
Written Notice Requirement
Furthermore, compliance with Public Act 222 of 2001, an amendment to Michigan's Governmental Immunity Statute 1964 PA 170, as amended Michigan Compiled Laws 691.1401 to 691.1419, requires that a resident who wishes to seek compensation for physical injury or property damage resulting from a sewage disposal system event to notify the City of Westland, in writing, within 45 days after the date of physical injury or damage was discovered.
The written notice shall contain the claimant's name, address, telephone number, the address of the affected property, the date of discovery and any physical injuries or property damages. The notice should also include a brief description of the event.
Failure to comply with the notice requirements may prevent the recovery of damages and bar any claim that a claimant may have.
You know those "flushable" wipes? They aren't so flushable after all. Please do not flush these wipes into the pipes.
Popular bathroom wipes - pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable - can lead to clogs and back ups in the sanitary sewer system.
Although wipes are advertised as "flushable" the wipes do not break down fast enough and end up getting stuck in private sanitary leads and the public sanitary sewer system. This can lead to costly repairs when you factor in the amount of time and money it costs to dispatch crews to unclog pipes and to repair/replace the sanitary sewer pipes.
Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)
FOG is an acronym for fats, oils, and grease. FOG create pollution problems and contribute/cause sewer back ups. View a copy of our FOG pamphlet (PDF).