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Evan N. Pratt, P.E.

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'Our mission is to provide for the health, safety and welfare of Washtenaw County citizens and the protection of surface water and the environment and to promote the long term environmental and economic sustainability of Washtenaw County by providing storm water management, flood control, development review and water quality programs.'

 

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Increased inspection activity in and around county drains

Increased inspection activity in and around county drains

The Water Resources Office will be conducting assessments of county drains and stormwater basins throughout Washtenaw County - starting immediately and continuing through the fall of 2017. During this time, we may be more visible to residents or be noticed at locations that typically don’t see much activity.

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Rain Garden Designs by 2nd Graders

Rain Garden Designs by 2nd Graders

The 2nd graders at Cornerstone Elementary School have designed their own rain gardens. After learning about the water cycle and stormwater, the students chose their own plants to create a design. In the words of one student, "I would rather be a rain drop that lands in a rain garden because you get clean and NOT dirty and then have to wash up".

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Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM

Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM

Washtenaw County's Office of the Water Resources Commissioner and Public Health's Environmental Health Division help produce two radio shows in collaboration with WEMU News. Tune in to hear about environmental issues impacting Washtenaw County!

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Stormwater Video

Stormwater Video

Check out this video showing how stormwater can make it to the river in 15-30 minutes. Along the way, stormwater picks up garbage, dirt and heat. All of that makes up non-point source pollution which is the biggest problem for clean streams. Planting rain gardens, installing rain barrels and keeping green spaces green helps keep our streams clean.

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Office of the Water Resources Commissioner

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
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Environmental Excellence Program

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Environmental Excellence Partnership Program- We launched the E2P2 program to assist businesses and non-profit organizations in recognizing, developing and implementing environmentally sound behavior in the areas of water quality protection, waste reduction & recycling and pollution prevention. Opportunities for participation include:

  1. Community Partners for Clean Streams
  2. Pollution Prevention
  3. Waste Knot

Learn more on our E2P2 website.

 
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