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  • Monday, February 26, 2024 5:19 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

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  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 8:39 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    Good evening Boston-Edison Friends,

    I regret to inform you of the death of Mrs. Cleopatra Burton, the mother of Ms. Marissa McCoy. Mrs. Burton has been an active resident of Boston-Edison neighborhood for 58 years.

    Mrs. Cleopatra Burton’s arrangements are as follows:

    • Visitation is Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 4 PM – 8 PM at James H. Coles Home for Funeral 2624 West Grand Blvd. Detroit, Michigan 48208.
    • Family Hour is Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 10:30 AM with her Celebration of Life Service immediately following at 11:00am at Mayflower UCC 7301 Curtis Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48221.

    Condolences can be sent to her family in care of James H. Cole Homes for Funeral. The Family of Mrs. Cleopatra Burton 2624 West Grand Blvd. Detroit, Mi. 48208.  Please keep this family in your prayers

  • Saturday, January 13, 2024 5:53 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    With the expected weather conditions predicted over the weekend, I wanted to share my office's Resource Guide for those seeking warming centers and overall general assistance. Please share with those who may need it. Please stay warm and safe!




    You can also visit the locations below for additional warming centers and respite locations:

    Respite Locations - City of Detroit Recreation Centers  

    In addition to the overnight warming centers listed above, the City of Detroit is providing recreation centers as respite locations, which are open during normal operating hours. 

    • Adams Butzel Complex, 10500 Lyndon, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. –  8 p.m. 
    • Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval Avenue, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Clemente Recreation Center, 2631 Bagley, Monday-Friday from 1 –  9 p.m.
    • Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 E. Outer Drive, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
    • Lasky Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon, Monday-Friday from noon –  8 p.m.
    • Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. –  9 p.m.; 
      Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
    • Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    • Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    • Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser, Monday-Friday from 1 –  9 p.m. 
    • Heilmann Recreation Center, 19601 Crusade, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.


    Respite Locations - Detroit Public Library Branches
    All Detroit Public Library branches are available during their normal operating hours for residents to stay warm. The Main Library is open Monday and Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from noon - 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

    • Bowen Branch, 3648 W. Vernor
      Mon., Wed. & Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. from noon - 8 p.m. 

    • Campbell Branch, 8733 W. Vernor Hwy.
      Mon. & Wed. from noon - 8 p.m.; Tues., Thurs. & Sat from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

    • Chandler Park Branch, 12800 Harper
      Mon., Wed. & Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thurs. from noon - 8 p.m. 

    • Chaney Branch, 16101 Grand River
      Mon., Wed. & Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. from noon - 8 p.m. 

    • Duffield Branch, 2507 W. Grand Blvd.
      Mon., Wed. & Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. from noon - 8 p.m. 

    • Edison Branch, 18400 Joy Road
      Mon. & Wed. from noon - 8 p.m.; Tues., Thurs. & Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

    • Elmwood Park Branch, 550 Chene
      Mon., Wed. & Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. from noon - 8 p.m. 

    • Franklin Branch, 13651 E. McNichols
      Mon., Wed. & Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. from noon - 8 p.m. 

    • Hubbard Branch, 12929 W. McNichols
      Mon. & Wed. from noon - 8 p.m.; Tues., Thurs. & Sat from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

    • Jefferson Branch, 12350 E. Outer Drive
      Mon. & Wed. from noon - 8 p.m.; Tues., Thurs. & Sat from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

    • Knapp Branch, 13330 Conant
      Mon., Wed. & Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. from noon - 8 p.m. 

    • Lincoln Branch, 1221 E. Seven Mile Road
      Mon. & Wed. from noon - 8 p.m.; Tues., Thurs. & Sat from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

    • Parkman Branch, 1766 Oakman Blvd.
      Mon. & Wed. from noon - 8 p.m.; Tues., Thurs. & Sat from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

    • Redford Branch, 21200 Grand River Ave.
      Mon. & Wed. from noon - 8 p.m.; Tues., Thurs. & Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    • Sherwood Forest Branch, 7117 W. 7 Mile Road
      Mon., Wed. & Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. from noon - 8 p.m. 

  • Thursday, January 11, 2024 6:14 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

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  • Thursday, March 16, 2023 6:51 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) estimates there are more than 80,000 lead service lines delivering water to homes in Detroit. In the city of Detroit, lead service lines are most likely to be found in single-family homes built before 1945.

    Confirm you have a lead service line with this NPR tool
    Add Your Home to the Lead Service Line Replacement Wait List

    The water leaving the treatment plants that serve the city of Detroit does not contain lead, but lead can be released into drinking water from corrosion in lead service lines and household plumbing that contains lead. The water provided to DWSD customers contains a corrosion inhibitor to reduce corrosion of lead and other pipe materials into drinking water. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health and developmental problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Since 2018, DWSD has been working to verify lead service lines and replace them as part of the Asset Management Program.


    What is a water service line and who is responsible?

    Do You Have a Lead Service Line?

    As the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) continues to update our Verified Service Line Inventory records for the City of Detroit, we are also seeking grant funding for additional lead service line replacements, and your assistance in the verification process can be helpful to both you and your neighbors. DWSD continues to replace the existing lead service lines – the pipe providing water to a home from the water main – while on the same block as the water main replacement project. When your block comes up on the schedule, or if a grant funding is awarded to DWSD to perform individual lead service line replacement, we will notify you. Please note that completing this verification form does not guarantee DWSD will be able to replace your lead service line in the near future as that is dependent upon funding resources.

    Before you complete the verification form, follow this online tool created by NPR to determine if you have a lead service line. During these steps, please take a photo of your service line taken near your basement wall or floor where the pipe enters your home to then upload when you submit the DWSD verification form.
    Submit Your Lead Service Line Verification

    Lead Service Line Replacement

    • Do I have a lead service line? Use this online tool to find out.
    • When can I get my lead service line replaced?
      • DWSD is replacing lead service lines throughout Detroit on a first come, first serve basis. Add your home to the lead service line replacement wait list now.
      • DWSD will replace the lead service line, with homeowner/occupant permission, when workers are on your block replacing the water main. If water main replacement is taking place in your neighborhood, you will be notified in advance of construction beginning.
    • How will I know if my street is next? The timing of outreach to your property will be dependent on the construction schedule and as funding becomes available. 
    • How can I get my water tested? DWSD, in partnership with the Great Lakes Water Authority, will test for lead in the water at no charge at homes where a child has tested positive for elevated blood lead levels, or when DWSD is replacing a lead service line. Learn more at the Lead and Water Testing page, submit this online form or complete and download this form.


    Lead Testing

    To request for your water to be tested, please visit and search “lead and copper sample request form”. If you do not have internet access, please call 313-267-8000 for further assistance. 

    Lead and Copper Sample Request Form

    Lead and Copper Sample Request Form

    . The participating household must collect the tap water sample by adhering to the provided instructions.  Any home where a collected sample has over 10 parts per billion of lead will be provided a water filter that meets the ANSI/NSF 53 standard for lead removal. 

    Detroit Health Department Lead Prevention and Intervention Program

    (313) 876-0133

    DWSD Lead Safe Hotline

    (313) 267-8000

    DWSD Public Affairs

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