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Shelby Township DPW notice regarding changes in water pressure

Shelby Township Department of Public Works Director David Miller issued the following notice regarding possible changes in water pressure stemming from the continued installation of a new 42-inch water main being installed the length of 24 Mile Road by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department:

"As everyone is aware the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is in the final stages of the new water main installation along 24 Mile Road. The next task is to connect the old 36” main to the new 42” main. To accomplish this DWSD needed to reduce the water pressure being supplied to the township along 24 Mile. To minimize the impact to the residents of the township, the DPW has made some valving changes to the distribution system. As a result of these changes residents north of 23 Mile Road, between M-53 and Hayes will encounter reduced water pressure but no one should be without water. We are continually monitoring and reworking the system to increase the pressure in this area as much as possible. This reduction in pressure will remain for approximately two weeks until the connection between the two mains have been completed."

David G. Miller
Director of Public Works
(586) 731-5990

Changes to the Shelby Township Electronics Recycling Program

Starting Jan. 30, 2016 there are changes to Shelby Township's popular monthly electronics recycling program.

To cover the costs of recycling glass-screen Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TVs and monitors a $10 fee to recycle CRTs is now in effect. 


In addition to the fee, the electronics recycling program is being funded by the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee’s fund reserves and a generous donation from Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis’ Macomb Families and Business Coalition.


Because of the use of township revenue from the SWARC budget, we must restrict the recycling of CRTs to residents of Shelby Township. But all other recycling services are still free and open to anyone.

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Shelby Township Road Projects --24 MILE ROAD UPDATE--

As Ric-Man Construction continues the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department 42-inch water main beneath 24 Mile Road in Shelby and Macomb townships, there remains three sections of road unpaved in Shelby Township.


These sections will remain unpaved until temperatures reach into the high 40s on a consistent basis once asphalt can be laid.


The sections will remain unpaved as crews install cross-connection valves between the new 42-inch main and the existing 36-inch main that runs parallel to the new pipe.


There will be temporary road closures posted by the Macomb County Department of Roads as these connections are installed. Ric-Man officials hope to have the first of these connections installed near the Macomb Orchard Trail by Christmas Day.


Crews will then move to install the valve near the Cherry Creek Golf and Banquet Center with hopes to have that complete by mid-January. The final valve connection will be installed near the 24 Mile and Schoenherr roads intersection by mid-February.


Along with the three stretches of unpaved roadway, crews will also finish pavement in the Mound and 24 Mile roads intersection in the spring and restripe the roadway to accommodate for a left-turn lane for eastbound and westbound traffic


Maintenance of the temporary roads will be performed by Ric-Man Construction. If you see any portions of the roadway in need of maintenance please contact the Shelby Township Supervisor’s Office at 586-731-5154.


Ric-Man Construction issued a chart outlining all planned phases of the project as it relates to the phases' tentative start and end dates. That chart can be found  here

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