Southwest Michigan Water Partnership
The Southwest Michigan Water Partnership is a coalition of municipalities that are working together to educate Southwest Michigan residents about protecting water quality and reducing water pollution. To better protect water quality, greater participation is needed in Southwest Michigan. All counties, cities, villages, townships, businesses and organizations are invited to join the Southwest Michigan Water Partnership.
|Berrien County Administration/Drain||Berrien County Road Department|
|Cass County Administration/Drain||Cass County Road Commission|
|City of St. Joseph||Lincoln Charter Township|
|City of Bridgman||Village of Stevensville|
|City of Buchanan||Village of Edwardsburg|
|City of Niles||Village of Grand Beach|
|St Joseph Charter Township|
How can I join? Contact Marcy Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 925-1137 x1525
The Berrien and Cass County NPDES-MS4 Group is comprised of the municipalities and counties that are in the MS4 program to reduce pollutants to surface waters of the State. Their permits require these municipalities to conduct public education, test stormwater outfalls for pollutants and perform pollution prevention activities. Below you will find the Public Education Plan and the meeting agendas and minutes from this group.
MiWaters – Water Resources Information and Forms - Create and manage Permit Applications and Service Requests
|Municipal Storm Water Training Video is available to use.|
Remember to document all training of staff. You can use this sign-in sheet.
Municipal Storm Water Pollution Prevention Best Management Practices Training DVD (pictured right) is available for municipalities to borrow. Please contact Kris Martin email@example.com or 269-925-1137 x 1521
A spoof on the typical boring training video, this piece was developed for the parks and public works folks that mow lawns, rake leaves, and keep property clean. In eight short minutes, the video stresses a few basic things employees can do to keep local streams and rivers clean.
This video is a tool to train non-storm water, municipal personnel to be able to recognize and report water pollution while traveling the community to conduct municipal business.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Training Series - Excerpts
Winter Maintenance Videos (Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, the University of Minnesota, and Fortin Consulting)
- Improved Winter Maintenance: Good Choices for Clean Water
- Part 1 - Winter Maintenance Training for Small Sites
- Part 2 - Winter Maintenance Training for Small Sites
Through the Public Education Program of the Phase II Storm-water Program, SWMPC has developed several fact sheets, news articles and other items that can be utilized.
Berrien and Cass County NPDES-MS4 Group
Meeting Agendas and Minutes (most recent is at the top of the list)