Dear Friends and Neighbors,

What is that smell? Most likely, it is the largest water treatment plant in the country which is located in District 6. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will be hosting two meetings in our community regarding the Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant (DWTP) located at 9300 W. Jefferson in Detroit. I want to urge you to please attend and discuss how the treatment plant impacts your quality of life. This is your opportunity to provide input to officials that oversee the plant’s emissions.

MDEQ’s Air Quality Division will hold an informational session and a public hearing about a permit to install application for incinerator upgrades and construction of a bio-solids drying facility at the Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Please know that comments can be submitted at the hearing or online. The official public hearing will take place on:

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Delray Neighborhood House,

420 Leigh St.


Informational Session from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Public Hearing begins at 7 p.m.

Check out the permit application submitted by the city of Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department called Permit to Install Application No. 61-13:

MDEQ - Michigan Air Permits System - New Source Review Public Notice Documents

It is important to note that MDEQ is also holding annual meetings to inform residents of the operations at the plant and the first annual meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Delray Neighborhood House, 420 Leigh St., Detroit, the DAY AFTER the public hearing.

I urge you to attend both of these meetings. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact my office at (517) 373-0823.


State Representative Rashida H. Tlaib
6th House District