Water Quality Management Division

Mission Statement

The mission of the Water Quality Management Division is to provide engineering support, water resources, and watershed management services to local and regional municipalities, Wayne County departments, and residents so they can achieve timely and cost-effective compliance with water quality regulations, and enjoy water resources that are safe for drinking and recreation. The Water Quality Management Division (WQMD) is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally as a model for watershed management and environmental protection.


News and Announcements  

  • New Rouge Project Website
    The Rouge Project website was incorporated into the Wayne County website. Click here to explore the new Rouge Project pages on waynecounty.com. Also, be sure to bookmark this new location in your browser (http://www.waynecounty.com/doe/rouge/index.htm). The old Rouge Project website is still available at www.rougeriver.com but most of the importanat information has been incorprated into the new site.
  • Healthy Lawn Care for Watershed Protection 
    For the latest information on healthy lawn care tips for homeowners, please click here. For a list of Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA) endorsed landscaping companies, please click here
  • Wayne County Hunts for Bugs with Local School Students  
    Click here to view the MyFoxDetroit report (including video) on WQMD's "bug hunts" with local school students. 
  • Rain Barrel Tip Sheet from the SOCWA Healthy Lawn and Gardens Program 
    To learn how you can reduce your "Rainwater Footprint", please click here.   Want to learn how to "rainscape" your property? 
    Click here to find information on rain gardens, rain barrels, permeable pavement and more.

Upcoming Events

  • The Friends of the Rouge is hosting the U.S. Coast Guard at the Environmental Interpretive Center on Monday, April 30th at 7 p.m. The presentation will provide information about the Coast Guard's missions and efforts to protect the environment. Please click here to download the flyer for more information.
24 Hour Environmental Hotline   1-888-223-2363      For more information, click here.


Kenneth M. Kucel, P.E.
Deputy Director of DPS - Environmental Services Group
(313) 224-3620
Water Quality Management