Stormwater & Waterways
Did you know that the major source of pollution to our rivers, lakes and steams is stormwater runoff? As rainwater flows over the land it picks up a variety of pollutants, including lawn care chemicals, pet waste, litter, automotive fluids, and more. These substances are washed into waterways along with the stormwater runoff. Some of this runoff heads directly into surface waters, and some makes its way into catch basins and through underground pipe systems that eventually dump into waterways. Individual actions can make a big difference in improving stormwater quality and protecting our waterways.
- View Water Quality Video: Water Quality: Its in our Hands
- Catch Basin Care
Homeowners' guide to actions that can reduce pollution and prevent flooding.
- Homeowner's Handbook
Nine guides for improved water stewardship around the house.
- Community Partners for Clean Streams
Water Resources Commissioner's Program providing hands-on technical assistance, enabling businesses, governments, and commercial and institutional land owners to develop custom Water Quality Action Plans.
- RiverSafe Home Program
The Water Resources Commissioner's simple guide to help homeowners become better water quality stewards.
- Rules of the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner
Engineering design standards and review procedures for stormwater management systems.
For more information, please contact Evan Pratt, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner.