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Soil Erosion Control Program

Welcome to Washtenaw County's Soil Erosion Control Program homepage.  The program purpose is to provide protection of surface water and the environment from the adverse impacts of earth changes by assuring appropriate design and implementation of soil erosion and sedimentation control measures within Washtenaw County,


Keeping Soil In Its Place: Silt Fence

Keeping Soil In Its Place: Silt Fence

Ever wonder what the black fencing around construction sites is and what it is used for? It's called Silt Fence and is used on construction sites for sediment control. Silt fence is designed to be used as a perimeter sediment control device to keep eroded soil particles from leaving construction sites.

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Office of the Water Resources Commissioner

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation
Control Program

705 N. Zeeb Rd.

705 N. Zeeb Rd. P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
Phone: 734-222-6860
Fax: 734-222-6803

Office Hours 8:30am-5pm, M-F


Katie Lee
SESC Program Supervisor

Benn Engelhard
SESC Officer

Soil Erosion Permitting Agencies

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Jurisdictions in Blue permitted by
Washtenaw County SESC

Local Government Contacts

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