Salem Township 
Urban Service District

Salem Township (Township) has established an Urban Services District (USD) for development of residential and commercial areas within the Township.  The designated USD consists of approximately 1,400 acres of land within Sections 25, 26, 35, and 36 of Salem Township and Specifically bounded north by North Territorial Road, west by the eastern 1/2 of Section 26 (north of M-14), west by the easten 1/2 of Section 35 (north and south of M-14), south by Joy and Ann Arbor Roads, which are the southernmost section lines of Sections 35 and 36, and east by Napier Road.  

The USD is designated to receive public water and wastewater services.  Water supply will be provided from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) while sanitary sewer service for the USD is anticipated to be provided by the Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA).

The Township received a $20 Million Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Grant to fund design and construction of water and sewer utilities.  The design of three phases of water and sewer utilities was initiated in 2019 and is still in progress.  Engineering design for USD Phase 1 is complete and construction is underway.  Design and permitting for water and sewer utilities to serve Phases 2 and 3 of the USD continues.  The USD project phases can be viewed in the attached figure.


General information

Owner:                     Salem Township 

Engineer:                Stantec Consulting

Contractor:             Stante Excavating, Inc 

Project Cost:           $8,557,815.00 - Includes Phase 2 & 3 water and sanitary force main under M-14

Funding:                  MEDC Grant

Phase 1 of the Salem Township USD includes connection to an existing 60-inch diameter GLWA water main to a water booster station located at the northwest corner of Napier and Ann Arbor Roads.  From the new booster station, 16-inch (along Joy and Gotfredson Roads) and 12-inch (along Napier Road) transmission mains will supply municipal water to the USD.  Engineering plans for the new USD water system infrastructure can be viewed here:                                 
                           Booster Station Site Plan          Water Booster Station Building           Watermain along Napier Road 
                                                    Watermain along Joy Road                Watermain along Gotfredson Road 

Phase 2: Constructing an additional 4,400 feet of watermain continuing north on Gotfredson and under M-14 to the future water tank site and 1,780 feet of sanitary force main under M-14.  Phase 2 Watermain along Gotfredson Road
​Phase 3: Constructing additional 3,500 feet of watermain continuing north on Gotfredson from the future water tank site to North Territorial Road. Phase 3 Watermain along Gotfredson Road

Construction starts:  July 2020
Construction completed: October 2021

Installation of the Phase 1 water main is mostly complete. Construction of the water booster station and connection to the GLWA water main is progressing with an August 2021 startup date. Phase 2 and 3 water system construction is underway with installation of water main and sanitary force main under M-14 to be completed by January 2021. ​

Construction photos can be viewed here:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

9600 Six Mile Road
P.O. Box 75002
Salem, MI 48175
Phone: 248-349-1690
Fax: 248-349-9350
Salem Township welcomes your feedback on the USD Phase 1 construction project.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please fill out the form below including your contact information.
Amended Memorandum of Understanding regarding PUD Rights and Obligations please click here to view document