Public Works

The Department of Public Works manages the infrastructure for the City of St. Clair Shores.

To report a water or sewer emergency after hours,
call Police Dispatch at 586-777-6700.

DPW News Alert


Garbage Carts can now be purchased and ordered online! Click Here to place your order.

 Important Dates

Long Monday Drop-Off
Hosted by the DPW and GFL, the month's Long Monday Drop-Off is scheduled for April 12, 2021 from 7:00AM to 7:00PM. Resident's may drop off household debris not picked up by GFL at the DPW located at 19700 Pleasant (behind Civic Arena). Limit one pick-up sized load per household.
Household hazardous waste cannot be dropped off on long Mondays.
Please contact Macomb County Hazardous Waste at (586) 469-5236 for questions on how to dispose of hazardous waste outside of the annual Hazardous Waste Day.

How The DPW is working through COVID-19

The Water Department employees continue to ensure that our drinking water is of the highest quality. The DPW monitors our water for contaminants such as bacteria, organics and metals.

The DPW collects samples each month at as many as 36 locations throughout our City. With many of these buildings closed due to the COVID-19 crisis the DPW has installed outdoor sampling stations that are clean and secure to collect samples.

High Lake Levels: The City of St. Clair Shores is experiencing record high lake levels that have flooded the Lake St. Clair Shoreline as well as streets within the city. The DPW responded by building sand bag levees to protect our storm water pump stations from being overwhelmed by the high water levels. Streets with lake level water are being street swept weekly until the water levels subside.

Empty sand bags are available at the DPW. Sand bag filling stations are located in the parking lots of the Civic Ice Arena, the Court Building, and Veterans Memorial Park.

Sewer: The Sewer Department spent time at Champine Park at 12 Mile and Jefferson, repairing a sinkhole. The sinkhole developed by high lake levels and onshore waves washing away soils. The Sewer Department was able to repair the void in the concrete wall and then backfill the sinkhole with a mixture of stone sizes that will lock in to place.   

New GLWA Website! 
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) has released a new, redesigned public website at