IWPC Rehabilitates and Represents Detroiters at DWSD's $500M CIP Press Conference

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation's Detroit division, Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC), premiered with Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) on the announcement of a 5-year, $500 million programs to begin an upgrade to the Detroit's water and sewer systems.

The press conference went over the details of the projects, including the need for main water replacement, lead service line replacement, sewer collection pipelining and replacement and green stormwater infrastructure installations. DWSD's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) was made possible due to the annual lease payment from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). DWSD's CIP is intended to improve the service and quality of the underground lining system below numerous Detroit neighborhoods. The CIP plans to reduce water main breaks, reduce street flooding, increase green stormwater infrastructure, and increase job opportunities for Detroiters.

The main points mentioned in the press conference was IWPC's overall involvement with the DWSD Capital Improvement Project Management Organization (CIPMO) requirements to engage more Detriot-based contractors and partners. According to the DWSD,

"Forty-four Detroit residents are working specifically on DWSD CIP contract work awarded to Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC). "

David Ortega, an IWPC TV Technician, spoke at the press conference on behalf of the IWPC CIPP crew division. IWPC will be charge with relining the replacing sewer lining with IPR's Invert-A-Pipe felt liners.