Brownstown Storm Cleanup and Recovery August 2023

Submit Survey and Document Damages
Michigan State Police has created a form to collect data pertaining to the flooding which occurred 8-24-23.  Brownstown residents who were impacted by damage from recent storms are encouraged to complete the survey at the following link:

This assessment will provide necessary data to evaluate the overall impact of the recent storm and flooding damage to the Brownstown community. This information is an important step in the process to allow Brownstown to pursue resources from our partners at the county, state and federal levels.

Extra trash pickup and dumpster service has ended.

Tree Damage and Debris

9/25/2023 Update:  Crews from both Brownstown DPW and Wayne County have successfully completed the removal of brush and branches from all sections of Brownstown.

If you still have brush, branches, and tree debris on your property, please prepare these items for pickup by Waste Management as part of your regular yard waste collection.

Please note the following guidelines:

  • The items should not exceed 4 inches in diameter.
  • They must not exceed 4 feet in length.
  • Bundle them neatly, with bundles no larger than 18 inches in diameter.
  • Bundles should not weigh more than 50 pounds.

For larger tree limbs or trees that have fallen on private property, you will need to coordinate removal with your HOA or a private landscaping company.

If you come across large branches obstructing Wayne County easements, please contact Wayne County Roads 24/7 hotline at 888-762-3273 for assistance.

Park Cleanup
Many of our Brownstown Parks and green spaces also received damage from trees and debris. Crews have begun to evaluate damage and started clean-up efforts, prioritizing safety hazards first. Please stay clear of any downed trees or other hazardous caused by storm damage until cleared.

Public Act 222: Sewer Backup Legislation

The Act 222 of State of Michigan Public Act of 2001 clarifies when local governments are liable for sewer backups. The Act established a process to follow to seek compensation when a backup occurs. To make a claim for property damage or physical injury, it must be proven that the public sewer had a defect and that Brownstown Charter Township knew or should have known about the defect and failed to take reasonable steps to repair or correct the defect. If you would like to make a claim, you must file a written SEWER BACK-UP CLAIM FORM with Brownstown Charter Township within 45 days after the backup or overflow is discovered. 

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