Stormwater Management


Stormwater management regulations are designed to address the challenges posed by flooding and nonpoint source pollution. Stormwater runoff can carry high concentrations of sediment (soil particles), hydrocarbons and other hazardous chemicals, pesticides, bacteria, nutrients, and heavy metals. To effectively manage stormwater, both quality and quantity must be addressed. This can be accomplished through local stormwater ordinances that control quantity, timing, and quality of runoff and encourage infiltration and treatment at its source.

Additional References

OrganizationCountiesResource DescriptionResource Link
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties.Green InfrastructureClick here

Additional Ordinance Examples

MunicipalityCountyResource DescriptionResource Link
Grand Traverse CountyGrand Traverse CountyOrdinance 25: Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Stormwater Runoff ControlClick here
Cannon TownshipKent CountyOrdinance 2001-9: StormwaterClick here
Springfield Charter TownshipOakland CountySection 40-891: Stormwater Management and Impervious Surface MitigationClick here
City of Zeeland Ottawa CountyChapter 18 Environment Article II: Stormwater ManagementClick here
Rogers CityPresque Isle CountySection 32-38: Stormwater ManagementClick here
Wayne CountyWayne CountyOrdinance 2006-114a: Stormwater ManagementClick here