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Stormwater Management

Stormwater carries untreated water runoff directly into creeks and rivers and, by doing so, impacts our environment. Improper disposal of wastes, such as oil, paint, fertilizer and pesticides will pollute the stormwater and destroy plants, endanger wildlife and affect drinking water. Never dump materials, including grass clippings, into any storm drain or drainage canal, and be sure to keep any catch basins on your property free of grass clippings and debris.

South Lyon Community Schools will strive to be good stewards of the land within their jurisdiction and to use appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPs) to contribute to the improvement of water quality in the Huron River Watershed where they are located. 

SLCS has developed a Stormwater Management Plan in order to comply with the requirements of the MS4 Jurisdictional General Permit.  The plan will:

  • Define BMPs that are site-specific and cost-effective
  • Identify  specific actions designed to meet the six minimum control measures
  • Outline measurable goals
  • Present a schedule for achieving those goals
  • Describe the procedures for reporting plan effectiveness

South Lyon Community Schools is committed to practicing sound stormwater management practices and to observance and adherence to all local, state and federal stormwater rules and regulations.  .

The grounds crew is responsible for landscape, athletic field, and playground maintenance; snow and ice removal; and equipment maintenance.  These responsibilities vary from season to season. Athletic fields must be watered, over seeded and fertilized during the summer, then groomed for play during the sports seasons.

Get Involved

SLCS encourages all students, faculty, staff, parents and visitors to get involved with the opportunities provided by the local watershed groups including the Huron River Watershed Council and the Friends of the Rouge. Both groups host events throughout the year, such as community monitoring events, clean-up activities, as well as educational opportunities for students and parents.

Report an Illicit Discharge!

If you see someone dumping illegal materials down a storm drain or into a waterway, report it immediately.


Oakland County:

Contact the Oakland County Drain Commissioner’s 24 Hr. Pollution Reporting Hotline

  • (248) 858-0931 After hours
  • (248)-858-1127 Maintenance
Washtenaw County:

Contact Washtenaw County Emergency Management

  • (734) 222-3800 or call 911
  Livingston County:

Contact the Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s Office

  • (517) 546-0040