How You as a Resident Can Help Reduce Pollution Entering the Grand River
Plainfield Township is working to better manage storm water runoff. As a resident of Plainfield Township, you have the opportunity to help reduce the amount of pollution entering
our storm sewers, and ultimately the Grand River and Lake Michigan.
What is Storm Water Pollution?
When it rains, storm water flows over lawns, streets, and parking lots, carrying with it road dirt, fertilizers, oil, and grease into storm drains, which are often located alongside streets and parking lots.
Where do Storm Drains Lead?
drains lead directly to nearby streams and lakes, usually without
any type of treatment. Storm water entering storm drains in
Plainfield Township ultimately leads to the Grand River and Lake
How Can I Help Reduce Storm Water Pollution?
- Report dumping to your Plainfield Township storm water coordinator(.pdf form),
or call Rick Solle, P.E., Director of Public Services at 616-363-9660 or
- Make sure that washwater and other wastes do not enter a storm drain.
- Recycle waste as much as possible.
- Remember to close the lids on dumpsters and outdoor trash cans.
- Help build awareness of storm water pollution by sharing this information.
- Never dump grass clippings, vehicle fluids, or anything else down a storm drain.
- Dispose of pet waste in a trash can.
- Take used motor oil to a quick lube or auto shop.
- Avoid fertilizing your lawn before a rain storm.
- Wash your car at a commercial car wash, or on your lawn, to prevent dirt and soap from entering a storm drain.
The "Plainfield Protector"
Needs YOUR help protecting our public water supply
We encourage all Plainfield residents to explore the National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) website
and find out what we can do to help preserve Michigan's largest natural
We also encourage you to explore the sites below for more information
on some of the problems facing our water supplies, and what we can all
do to help.
To report suspected Storm Water Pollution, you can
fill out this form, or call Rick Solle, P.E., Director of Public Services at 616-363-9660 or
For further information about what you can do do prevent Storm
Water Pollution, contact the Plainfield Township Water Department-
call 616-363-9660 or .