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Genesee County Drain Commissioner

Surface Water Management






 The Federal Clean Water Act required that municipalities identified by the EPA obtain stormwater permits under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.  In the State of Michigan the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) manages that permit program.   The first phase (Phase I) of the program affected municipalities with population in excess of 100,000.  In Genesee County only the City of Flint met those requirements.  With the development of Phase II of the program the  municipalities asked that the Drain Commissioner coordinate an effort on their behalf to comply with the permit requirements. 

In 2001 the Genesee County Board of Commissioners designated the Drain Commissioner the County Agency under Act 342 of 1939 for the purpose of stormwater management.  The communities of Genesee County along with the County entered into a contract to jointly develop and obtain the required permits.  Genesee County Permit Overview  , published in MACDC Pipeline

Information for Public  www.ClearGeneseeWater.org

Watersheds SWPPI's & Training Survey Results 
Ph II Permit & Forms Annual Reports  
Schools Low impact Development Manual (LID)  


Monitoring and Mapping Public Education New Construction Standards
City of Fenton – City of Burton – Paula Zelenko  City of Flushing –  

City of Montrose –

City of Clio –  William Kovl City of Grand Blanc – Matt Wurtz

City of Mt. Morris –

City of Davison – Michael Hart City of Linden – Scott Fairbanks
City of Swartz Creek – Tom Svrcek Clayton Township – 

Atlas Township –  Shirley Jones

Argentine Township – Bob Cole

Flint Township – Karyn Miller

Fenton Township – Bonnie Mathis
Davison Township – Karen Miller Forest Township –  Genesee Township – Steven Fuhr
Flushing Township –  Mundy Township –Dave Guigear Grand Blanc Township –Mikki Hoffman
Gaines Township – Paul Fortino Thetford Township – Clyde Howd Montrose Twp – Mark Emmendorfer
Mt. Morris Township – Larry Green Vienna Township – Richfield Township – Joe Madore
Village of Gaines –  Village of Otisville –  Village of Goodrich – Jakki Sidge
Village of Lennon–
*Phase II communities are in Bold