Public Works Phone
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.
2010 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.
The department is headed by the Director, Mark Gahry, who joined Brownstown in September 2005. He comes to us with 24 years experience in Public Works from the City of Allen Park where he held a similar position for his last 8-1/2 years until he took an early retirement in July 2005. He has had numerous training courses related to the Public Works field and holds several related state licenses.
Veteran Brownstown Township employee Rodney Julian is the Assistant Director of Public Works. A longtime Brownstown resident, Rod began his career with Brownstown as a water/labor employee in 1975, and held a variety of positions from mechanic to water meter repair specialist. In 2002 he was awarded the Edward Dunbar Rich Service Award from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for having served more than 25 years in the field of public water supply. He also holds an S-1 certificate from the State of Michigan that enables him to direct the operation of any water system in Michigan.
Adm. Secretary Janet Seeley supervises a DPW office staff of three. She has been an employee of the Township since 1977, during which time she has held several positions, and has been a resident since 1969.
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.