"Strength from Above" - Farmington Hills, MI - June 2014 MSW Profile

Farmington Hills is building a massive water storage tower designed to reduce peak demand charges and save ratepayers millions of dollars annually.

The Department of Public Services of the City of Farmington Hills, Mich., prides itself on providing the “meat and potatoes” of city services at a responsible price to customers. The city’s most recent major undertaking is the construction of a 3 million gallon water tower, a $16.9 million project expected to save water customers $3.5 million annually by reducing peak demand on the system.

Farmington Hills is a city of about 80,000 people located a half-hour’s drive northwest of Detroit. Its city services — roads and roadways, water mains and sanitary sewers, rubbish removal and recycling — are all managed by the Department of Public Services. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) provides all of the city’s water and sewage needs.


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