Surface Water/Storm Water

Surface Water & Storm Water

Only storm water should flow into storm drains. Storm drains empty into our local lakes and rivers.

Don’t dump household cleaners, RV waste, etc. into storms drains, as the sewage will end up in our local lakes and river and contaminate the ground water that the wells in Fenton Township pull water from.

Not to mention it is illegal to dump sewage into storm drains.


Storm Drains

Storm drains are largely the responsibility of two Genesee County Agencies.

Genesee County Road Commission 
All drains adjacent to roadways are used to remove surface water from roads. 
Phone: 810-767-4920

Genesee County Drain Commission - Surface Water Management 
All off-road drains and large open drains designed to remove water from property and land throughout the Township.
Phone: 810-732-1590

Report All Illicit Discharges Into Storm Drains

If you see anyone dumping anything but water down storm drains please report to the Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office 810-732-1590; after hours at 810-732-2940.

Fenton Township’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program is overseen by EGLE (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy). You can click here for more information on MS4 programs.  


Storm Drain Awareness

Everything that goes into a storm drain flows into the local lakes and rivers.

Seven Simple Steps to Clean Water

  1. Practice Good Car Care
  2. Fertilize Sparingly & Caringly
  3. Clean up after your pet
  4. Save Water
  5. Carefully store and dispose of household cleaners, chemicals, and oil
  6. Help keep pollution out of storm drains
  7. Choose earth friendly landscaping

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