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It’s that time of year again when our trees are losing their
leaves. Please dispose of your leaves properly by raking and
using yard waste containers and bags set out curb side on
your regular trash pick up day.
Raking and depositing leaves or other debris into the streets is PROHIBITED. By doing so can cause the street drains to plug up that could create flooding issues and other safety issues for our children, pedestrians and drivers.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF YOUR LEAVES PROPERLY.
Brownstown Township Department of Public Works
For complaints regarding Wayne County roads, ditches, potholes
or weeds along Wayne County roadways, please call 1-888-762-3273
or report online by visiting
To learn more about the Township’s responsibilities relating to our roads and sidewalks, please visit Roads in Wayne County Townships.
2014 Water Quality Report Update
2013 Water Quality Report Update
2012 Water Quality Report Update
This is the department most residents think of when they consider the landscape of their community and for good reason.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) strives to ensure that residents have safe roads, clean ditches and a well-maintained water and sewer system, to name just a few of the many services provided.
Director of Public Works - William Turner
Educational & Training:
• S1 Drinking Water License with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
• Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan
• Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan
• National Incident Management Certified at 100b, 100PWb, 200b, 700a, & 800b levels
• Certified Playground Inspector with the National Playground Safety Institute
• Charter Township of Brownstown
o Director of Public Works (2016-present)
• Charter Township of Van Buren
o Superintendent of Public Works (2013-2016)
• City of Lincoln Park
o Department of Public Services (1995-2013)
American Water Works Association
American Public Works Association
The primary function of the DPW is to provide safe drinking water and an efficient sewer system for the rapidly growing Township. Along with that goes the continuous task of reading meters, sending bills and collecting the fees for these services.
A full-time labor force and support equipment is required for the maintenance of the ever-expanding water and sewer system. Tasks include cleaning and maintenance of the sanitary and storm sewers, detention basins, repairing water main breaks when they occur, and the annual flushing of water mains and draining fire hydrants to assure that they are ready in case of an emergency.
Other services provided by the department include issuing permits for new water service, installation and expansions, maintaining up-to-date maps and service line records, maintenance of the Township Hall.
Finally, in cooperation with Wayne County, the DPW clears the roads of snow and treats the icy roads, provides dust control, and maintains miles of ditches and storm sewers.
For more information, click here to be re-directed to the Wayne County website.