Delhi Charter Township, Ingham County, MI -  2074 Aurelius Road, Holt MI  48842 - (517) 694-2135

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Delhi Charter Township will be working with area agencies to help further protect our water resources as part of new EPA storm water management rules.  Future plans will include everything from possible ordinances to protect wetlands to public education about what you can do to protect our precious water resources. 

 

For even more information, visit the Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management Web Site.

 

Watershed Management Plans - (PDF files)

Middle Grand River Watershed

Complete File

1 - Introduction

2 - Description of Watershed

3 - Watershed Assessment

4 - Identification of Pollutants - Sources and Causes

5 - Prioritization of Water Quality

6 - Achieving Water Quality Criteria

7 - Implementation Plan

8 - Information and Education Strategy

9 - Measuring Progress

10 - Sustainability

11 - References and list of Appendices
 

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions or would like to give input concerning the Delhi Township Stormwater Management Plan, call the Delhi Department of Public Works at (517) 699-3874 or send your comments in an email.

 

 

Red Cedar Watershed

 

Complete File

1/2 - Introduction/Description

3 - Water Quality Overview

4 - Description of Subwatersheds

5/6 - Goals and Objectives/Pollutants, Sources, Causes and Best Management Practices

7 - Structural BMP Implementation Plan

8/9 - Information and Education Strategy/Sustainability

Appendix A - Stakeholders

Appendix B - QAPP

Appendix C  - Summary/E-coli Data

Appendix D - Windshield Survey Methodology

Appendix E - LLFWA

Appendix F - Policy Matrix Review
 

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions or would like to give input concerning the Delhi Township Stormwater Management Plan, call the Delhi Department of Public Works at (517) 699-3874 or send your comments in an email.

 

 

 

Public Education

Public Education Plan

Public Participation Plan

Stakeholder Workshop / Improving Water Quality in Your Community (PowerPoint Presentation)

Public Education Articles

Adopt your Catch basin

Car Washing

Difference Between Storm Sewer and Sanitary Sewer

Fertilizer Use

It all Drains to Rivers, Streams and Lakes

Pet Waste

Septic Systems

Vehicle Maintenance

Waterside Properties

We all Live in a Watershed

What is a Wetland

Yard Waste Education

Your Local Watershed Group GLRC

Public Education Brochures
(These brochures are ready to print and share)

Car Washing

Lawn Care

Motor Oil

Pet Care

Riparian Buffers

We all Live in a Watershed

 

Progress Reports

2011

2013

2016

 

 

Prevent or Report pollution discharges

You might not be able to see the stream or lake from your house, but itís there! It might be a small stream or ditch or even a storm drain in the street. These lead directly to our lakes and streams. What we do at home affects our water. 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. We all need to be aware of what goes into our storm drains.

Pollution Isn't Pretty - Discharges

An illicit discharge is anything that drains to a storm drain or directly to the river and is not stormwater. An illicit discharge can be an illegal pipe draining directly to the river, a failing onsite septic system, or even a spill that goes into the storm drain. As a community member, you play a large role in identifying and reducing illicit discharges in your community.

What Can You Do About Illicit Discharges? 

You can help keep our lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and groundwater clean by applying the following tips.

  • 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!

  • Clean it. Clean up after your pet to reduce pet waste traveling to local waterways.

  • Dispose of it properly. Take household hazardous waste (paint, motor oil, etc.) to a local collection event.

Report pollution discharges

If you see someone dumping something into a storm drain, or see a direct connection to the river that may be pollution you are encouraged to report it. You can do this by contacting your local public works department.  In Delhi Township you can call (517) 699-3874.  In addition, you can contact the Michigan Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) at (800) 292-4706. PEAS is a 24 hour hotline managed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and is used to report environmental pollution emergencies.

 

Links

Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management

Pollution Isn't Pretty (pollutionisntpretty.org)

Environmental Protection Agency - Watershed Information Network

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Stormwater Program

 

Pick up pet waste graphic

This page was updated September 22, 2017