For all information related to our water in Genesee County such as: upcoming events, maps of the area, info about the Phase II program, tips for keeping yourwater clean, and much more… visit this link and for information concerning Catch Basin Care download this flyer.Remember, ALL Surface water on your Street Drains to our Lakes and Rivers
Storm drains and roadside ditches lead to our lakes and rivers. So, any oil, pet waste, leaves or dirty water from washing your car that enters a storm drain gets into our lakes and rivers without being treated. With all the people that live in the Swartz Creek Watershed, we all need to be aware of what goes into our storm drains. How can you help? Simple.
- Sweep it. Do you have extra fertilizer, grass clippings, or dirt on your driveway or sidewalk? Sweep it back onto your lawn. Hosing your driveway sends these pollutants into storm drains that lead directly to our lakes and rivers.
- Keep it clean. Whether in the street or in your yard, remember to keep leaves, grass clippings, trash, and fertilizers away from storm drains.
- Only rain in the drain. Never dump motor oil, chemicals, pet waste, dirty or soapy water, or anything else down the storm drain. All of these materials pollute our lakes and rivers!
- Label it. Volunteer to label or adopt storm drains in your neighborhood to inform residents that storm drains flow directly to our lakes and rivers. Call your local Drain Commission, Surface Water Division, for more information on storm drain stenciling programs, (810) 732-1590.
- For adopt a storm drain information, call the Township Supervisor (810) 655-4631, ext. 229.