1835 : Detroit Common Council Votes for Progress, Approves First Underground Sewer for Detroit

May 20, 2023 all-day

A committee of the Detroit Common Council recommended that a stone-and-brick “grand sewer” be built to replace an unsightly and unsanitary series of open ditches that ran through the city. The full council agreed, and a year later, Michigan’s first underground sewer was built at a cost of $22,607.

Source : Michigan History

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