Construction Corner

The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA) is responsible for maintaining water and wastewater assets valued in excess of a billion dollars.  The public water supply assets within the Charter Township of Ypsilanti and the City of Ypsilanti include:

  • Approximately 330 miles of distribution main (16-inch diameter and smaller)
  • 24 miles of transmission main (larger than 16-inch diameter)
  • Approximately 6,157 system valves
  • Approximately 3,146 hydrants
  • Four pressure-reducing valve (PRV) vaults 
  • Four ground storage tanks and two elevated storage tanks with a capacity of 16.25 million gallons
  • Six booster pumping stations with over 180 separately inventoried assets  
The public wastewater assets include:

  • 230 miles of collection sewer, ranging from 4-inch to 72-inch diameter
  • 52 miles of interceptor sewer, ranging from 8-inch to 72-inch diameter
  • 6,252 manholes 
  • 19 miles of force mains, ranging from 2-inch to 36-inch diameter
  • 29 minor pumping stations 
  • 4 major pump stations
  • Septage Receiving Station
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant
In order to provide a high level of service to our customers, YCUA maintains robust asset management plans and strategies.  Current and recent capital improvement projects by area can be found by clicking on the appropriate links along the left-hand navigation pane.