Now is the perfect time to get involved with protecting our freshwater resources with volunteer events, free training and education classes and family-friendly activities throughout the year!
The CRWC assists communities that must comply with the NPDES Phase II stormwater discharge regulations.
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Storm Water Rule, issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), required municipalities and other public bodies that operate a separate storm water drainage system within a U.S. Census-defined Urbanized Boundary to obtain a stormwater permit by March 2003. This permit program affects over 170 communities in Southeast Michigan and is administered by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy(EGLE).
CRWC offers one-on-one technical assistance to individuals, businesses, and local governments on a variety of watershed management issues, including site visits, plan reviews, and permit application reviews, as our capacity allows.
The CRWC provides all stormwater communities with resources to hand out and post throughout their community to help fulfill their stormwater requirements.
For a full list of downloadable stormwater resources (flyers, guides & tip cards) click here!
CRWC's Stormwater Management Forums are offered to community partners as part of the Stormwater Education Program.
These forums bring decision makers and stakeholders within our watershed together to share information and discuss relevant topics and techniques in stormwater management. These forums are targeted towards government and Stormwater Education Program members, and also elected officials, environmental consultants, urban planners, and water utility managers are encouraged to attend.