Street Lights

Did You Know?

  • The Sewer and Water Department maintains over 346 miles of water mains, 217 miles of sanitary sewer, 40 miles of combined sewers and 240 miles of storm sewers.

  • Streets and Highways maintain over 247 mile of local and major roads within the limits of Southfield.

  • The Sewer and Water Department delivers clean dependable drinking water and disposes of it for less than a penny per gallon.

  • A dripping faucet can waste 3 gallons of water a day.

  • A leaking toilet can waste 25,000 gallons per month.



Street lights in the City of Southfield are owned and maintained by DTE Energy. To report a problem with a street light, call DTE Energy at 1-800-477-4747 or click here and you will be redirected to DTE Energy "report a street light problem" form. Please provide the following information when available.


1. A specific streetlight location (i.e. the nearest cross roads, nearby business, etc.)


2. Whether the pole is wooden or metal.


3. The streetlight pole number (For metal poles it is located at the base of the streetlight pole. For wooden poles it is located approximately eight feet up the pole.)


4. Details about the outage (i.e. light off during the night, light turns on and off at night, light stays on during the day, etc.)