Water Resources Commissioner
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.
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".
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!
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.