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Water Quality

Water quality is very important and impacts each member of our community.  Simple things such as household chemicals, leaves, roof runoff, and snow salt can negatively effect our water's quality.  As a township, we are working to raise awareness on the importance of water quality, and how we the residents can aid in making our water top quality for all of us to use and enjoy.  Our hope is that by providing education and awareness, we will all begin to put more focus on our water quality, and work harder to ensure that our water quality is not being tainted.
Learn the importance of water quality by watching this short video!

What is MS4?

According to the EPA, 
"An MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances that is:
  • owned by a state, city, town, village, or other public entity that discharges to waters of the U.S.,
  • designed or used to collect or convey stormwater (e.g., storm drains, pipes, ditches),
  • not a combined sewer, and
  • not part of a sewage treatment plant, or publicly owned treatment works (POTW).
To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into MS4s, certain operators are required to obtain NPDES permits and develop stormwater management programs (SWMPs). The SWMP describes the stormwater control practices that will be implemented consistent with permit requirements to minimize the discharge of pollutants from the sewer system."

MS4 Compliance

2/12/21 - In accordance with MCM 1.1 . . . Our Public Outreach and Education Program

2/15/21 - In accordance with MCM 2.1 . . . Public Involvement and Participation Program

2/15/21 - In accordance with MCM 2.3 . . . Illicit Discharge Information

more coming soon!

Illicit Discharge

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