Statement on 30-inch transmission main break impacting three-block area on Detroit’s eastside

December 19, 2020

On the afternoon of Friday, December 18, 2020, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) experienced a break on a 30-inch water transmission main located on Marquette Street, just south of Jefferson Avenue in Detroit.

GLWA Field Services crews have been working diligently since that time to isolate the break and identify the next steps to make the repair.

While this incident has not impacted water service, there has been significant flooding in the impacted area, which runs from Marquette Street on the West to Harding Street on East, Jefferson on the North to Freud Street on the South.

GLWA will work with residents in the impacted area to address the damage caused by the water main break.

GLWA will provide additional updates as they become available.