Protecting Our Waterways – It’s Up To YOU

Did you know that stormwater in the form of rainfall or snowmelt that flows over our yards, streets, parking lots, and buildings, enters our storm system and directly into a lake or stream – UNTREATED?

Our water resources are one of the most important assets to our community.  Creeks, streams, drains, and ditches stretch across St. Clair County and carry water to the Black River, Pine River, Belle River, Clinton River, St. Clair River, Lake Huron and Anchor Bay.  Protection of these water resources is essential to quality of life especially as the County’s and Township’s population continues to grow. 

Port Huron Township participates in a regional effort with the St. Clair County Health Department, Road Commission, Drain Commission, and local communities to protect our waterways and educate our residents and businesses on storm water management and ways YOU can protect our environment. 

Click here to take the St. Clair County Health Department Water Quality Survey

The survey form is not fillable when you click on the link.  To complete the form, click on the link.  In the upper right click on "Open with different viewer".  It will automatically default to "save".  Click ok.  It will then download to your computer.  Click on the download arrow and the form will open up and can then be completed.  Click submit when done.  The form can also be printed, completed and dropped off at the Township.  Thank you.

It’s Easy As Seven Simple Steps

1.  Help keep pollution out of storm drains

2.  Fertilize caringly and sparingly

3.  Carefully store and dispose of household cleaners, chemicals, and oil

4.  Clean up after your pet

5.  Practice good car care

6.  Choose earth-friendly landscaping

7.  Save water

Please take the time to click on the links below to learn more.  Remember, it’s OURS TO PROTECT!

Car Care

Drinking Water Tips

Fats, Oil & Grease

Household Hazardous Waste

Landscaping for Water Quality

Leaf Mulching

MS4 Permit - For questions or comments regarding the Township’s MS4 Permit, please contact our Stormwater Consultant, Laura Gruzwalski at: (248) 681-7800; lgruzwalski@dlz.com.

Native Shrubs

No Wipes in the Pipes

Pet Waste and Clean Water

Rain Barrel Tips

RV Dump Stations

Salt Smart

Salt Use

SCCHD Pollution Hotline

SEMCOG Ours to Protect

Spring/Summer Lawn Care

Septic Systems - Out of Sight, Not out of Mind (Video)

Wastewater Tips