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STORMWATER - August 2021
Monthly updates in Stormwater Education from CRWC
A “Watershed” is another word for a River Basin. Its an area of land that drains into a common body of water. Streams, Rivers, and Lakes are Watersheds. The City of Hazel Park connects to what is known as the “Red Run Watershed”.
This is done through the city’s storm sewer system. The city’s storm sewer system consists of street drains and miles of underground pipes (of all different sizes) that take away rain water, melting snow, or other natural water drainage to what is known as the “Waters of the State” or simply, the “Great Lakes”.
Over 2/3 of the city’s storm water sewer system goes directly into the Red Run Watershed, from there it travels into Lake St. Clair which is part of the Great Lakes System.
No where in the United States is such a span of fresh water resources for so many activities we enjoy year round. Boating, fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, snowmobiling are just some of the activities we enjoy because of this vast available natural resource. This natural resource is also our main source for our drinking water.
Click here to view our Watershed Plan!
Very Simple...Be careful of what you leave on the ground...anything left behind could be washed into a city drain, then its on its way to the lake. So remember...
If you spill it or if it drips, soak it up.
If it can be swept, sweep it up.
Even if you didn’t put it there, please pick it up.”
We have to work together to be successful!
To learn More...
Visit our Award Winning display at City Hall
Pick up a “Watershed & You” Booklet
Rain Barrel InfoClick Here to learn about Rain Barrels
Landscaping InfoClick Here for tips on earth friendly landscaping
Concrete Washout Tips
Click Here learn how to properly handle concrete washout
Food Service Practices
Click here to learn how food services can reduce water pollutions
Clean Boating Practices
Click here for tips on clean boating practices
Aquatic Invasive Plants
Click Here to learn how to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Plants
Single Use Plastics
Click here to learn how to reduce single use plastics that end up polluting the local rivers and streams.
Click here to learn where rain runoff goes
Or Watch our videos
Hazel Park Water Shed Videos Part 1 & 2 Staring our Supervisor Tim Young!
Each organization is unique, performs many different services, and comes together for the same goals.
Water Resources Commissioner (of Oakland County)