Cold Weather Tips

The forecast for the next several days calls for DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS, with overnight lows (and wind chills) expected to be well below zero.The following links provide some insight on cold weather safety, as well as information on Dearborn Heights facilities that will be available as temporary warming shelters.

Cold Weather Safety: Management/2018-01-03 - ColdWeatherProtection

Temporary Warming Shelters: Management/2018 - 01-03 Warming Centers

Notice: Medical Marijuana Ordinance Guidance . . .
Several individuals have contacted City officials asking for guidance and assistance in seeking to place a proposed medical marijuana ordinance on the ballot through the initiative process.  Given the City’s roles in the initiative process, it would be inappropriate for City officials to provide the type of guidance and assistance that was requested.  Instead, individuals who are interested in pursuing such an initiative are encouraged to learn about the process on their own and/or with the guidance and assistance of their own attorney.

Fall/Winter 2017-18 Dearborn Heights Today Newsletter is Available for Viewing

The electronic (pdf) version of the Fall/Winter 2017-18 Dearborn Heights Today Newsletter is now available for viewing - click on the following link to access your copy:…/Dearborn%20Heights%20Today%20New…

Great Lakes Water Authority Report is Available for Review
The Great Lakes Water Authority's "2016 Year in Review" report, highlighting the organization's progress throughout the last year is now available for review.

Click here for a copy of the report

GLWA Water's Incident Report Now Available
The Southwest Water Treatment Plant's "Taste and Odor After-Incident Report" is now available for viewing in the "GLWA News" section of the Authority's website.

Click here for a copy of the report.

Great Lakes Water Authority Addresses Residents' Recent Water Quality Concerns
The Great Lakes Water Authority has published its response to the complaints over taste and odor-related water that have been expressed recently by several local and downriver residents.

Click here for a copy of the GLWA's summary letter.

City Partners with WRAP Program to Assist Residents with Residental Water Usage and Bill Payments
The City of Dearborn Heights has partnered with the Community Action Alliance, which facilitates the WRAP program (Water Residential Assistance Program) - a custom designed service to help residential customers in the Great Lakes Water Authority regions with bill payment assistance, water conservation measures, and navigate resources and WRAP-around supports on a pathway toward self-sufficiency.

The WRAP’s mission is to administer the distribution of WRAP funding to the eligible, low-income customers of the GLWA, with a vision to create a transformative water utility assistance program focusing on bill assistance, conservation and self-sufficiency initiatives.

Click here for more information on the types of assistance the WRAP program provides.

Beware of Telephone Scams!Recently, several Dearborn Heights residents have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents, informing the residents that they " . . . owe money to the IRS."

The callers try to pressure residents into either providing bank account or credit card, or other personal information to " . . . settle their account." Typically, when residents do not cooperate, the callers get more agressive and threatening. In many instances, the ...residents are threatened with " . . . IRS action" including jail time, foreclosure, bad credit ratings or a host of other threats.

These are scammers who are trying to cheat you out of your money - THEY ARE NOT IRS AGENTS. If you receive one of these calls, SIMPLY HANG UP. The IRS does NOT contact individuals by telephone to collect funds. Giving your credit card or bank account information to any unknown caller who is demanding any type of payment over the phone will almost certainly result in a loss of your money.

Dearborn Heights 2015 Water Quality Report is Now Available

Interested in knowing more about the quality of Dearborn Heights' water? The new 2015 Water Quality Report is completed, and available for review. 

Click here for a copy of the 2015 Water Quality Report

Click here for a copy of Great Lakes Water Authority CEO Sue F. McCormick's letter regarding the absence of lead in local communities' water supply

Click here for access to the Great Lakes Water Authority's Q & A website page focusing on lead and copper in drinking water.

City Council Meetings Now on YouTube
The City of Dearborn Heights City Council meetings are now available for viewing in their entirety on YouTube. The recordings begin with the first meeting of 2015, which was the January 13 meeting. Current meetings will be loaded onto the YouTube system, and will be available 2-3 days following the actual meeting date (due to the amount of time it takes to upload the large files into the YouTube system).

Click here to view the City of Dearborn Heights Council meetings.

Residents Reminded to "Run Their Water" After MainBreaksThe City of Dearborn Heights experiences water main breaks from time to time throughout the city. As repairs are being made, small amounts of rust coloration are often released into the water supply. If you experience this discoloration in your water, simply run your water for a short period (10-15 minutes) until the discoloration dissipates and your water appears clear again. Although not harmful if consumed, laundering white or light-colored fabrics in discolored water could result in rust-colored stains.

Calendar of EventsClickhere for a calendar of events taking place around the city

Calendar of Recreation Department Programs and Activities
For a list of current events and activities, click here.