Residents Asked to Report FDD-related Issues by Jan. 31

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January 21, 2016 - ​Participants in the 2003-2013 Footing Drain Disconnection (FDD) program are encouraged to report wetness in their basement or issues which may be related to a footing drain disconnection or sump pump installation to the city's consultants by calling 734.466.4480. The deadline for reporting issues is Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Residents who have previously reported an issue in the 2013 FDD Survey are in the queue for follow up.  

Operation and mainte​nance of sump pumps

To learn more about sump pumps and how to properly maintain them, watch a few short videos  to explain the purpose of a sump pump and the components of a footing drain disconnection and sump pump installation.​

Learn more about sump p​​umps - attend an open house, spring 2016

The city is planning an open house for all sump pump owners on sump pump operations and maintenance in early spring 2016. Attendees will be able to learn about sump pump operations, maintenance, tips to keep their basements dry and will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Date and time will be posted at

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Contact Information

Nick Hutchinson
City Engineer
734.794.6430 ext. 43633

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