Best Management Practices for Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping
Stormwater Best Management Practices
Federal and state programs require communities to reduce the discharge of pollutants in their stormwater discharges to the maximum extent practicable using an array of control measures including Best Management Practices (BMPs). The City of East Lansing’s specific requirements for developing and implementing BMPS are outlined in the City's current Individual NPDES permit as issued by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
The City of East Lansing will continue to develop, revise and implement BMPs as new NPDES permits are issued and circumstances arise.
The City of East Lansing has continually acknowledged its commitment to reducing the discharge of pollutants to the waters of the State as part of the original action items listed in the Red Cedar River and Looking Glass River Watershed Management Plans as well as in the City’s original Stormwater Pollution Prevention Initiatives plan (SWPPI). This commitment remains paramount under the City's current Stormwater Management Program and as part of the City's implementation plan for addressing "Good Housekeeping and Best Management Practices."
Good Housekeeping & Pollution Prevention for Municipal Activities