Services

Water Quality Management

Group Purpose Statement:
The purpose of the Water Quality Management Group is to provide water resource and watershed management services to local/regional municipalities, Wayne County departments, and residents so they can achieve timely and cost-effective compliance with water quality regulations, and realize water resources that are safe for fishing and boating.

Water Quality Management

Program Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Water Quality Leadership and Compliance Program is to provide water resources, watershed, and wastewater management services to local and regional municipalities so they can comply with State and Federal water quality regulations, and realize water resources that are safe for fishing and boating.

  • Budgets
  • Supplies (Equipment, uniforms, tools)
  • Professional Service and Construction Contracts
  • Financial Reports (Granting Agencies)
  • Technical Reports (e.g., permit compliance, progress reports to granting agencies)
  • Outreach/Technology Transfers (e.g., regional/national presentations, website postings)
  • Regulatory Negotiations
  • Policies & Ordinances (e.g. low impact development)
  • Grants (i.e., procuring funding for County and communities)
  • Subgrants (i.e., awarding funding to communities)
  • Consultation with Permits Office and Developers on Stormwater Permit Compliance to assure 60-day compliance schedule
  • Technical Advice on Site Selection and Environmental Impacts
  • Seminars
  • Intra-County Public Information Coordination
  • Partnerships )e.g., Alliance of Rouge Communities, Alliance of Downriver Communites, Rouge)
  • River Flow Data
  • Water Quality Samples (Rivers)
  • Benthic Micro Organism Samples
  • Data Management Systems/Reports
  • Water Quality/Habitat Improvement Intiatives
  • Data Analyses
  • Media Relations
  • Memberships in Relevant Organizations
  • Drafting of Legislation & Policies Intra-county governmental
  • Gateway Partnership, Detroit River Allliance

 

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

Program Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program is to provide public education, illicit discharge investigation, and other storm water permit services to local/regional municipalities, residents, and other Wayne County Departments, so they can take action to prevent pollution, comply with State and Federal water quality regulations, and realize less polluted water.

  • Facility Inspections
  • Outfall/Sewer System Inspections
  • Complaint Investigations (Water Quality)
  • Data Management and Reporting Systems
  • Compliance Negotiations (e.g., Illicit Discharge Elimination Program Violations)
  • Enforcement Actions (e.g., Illicit Discharge Elimination Program Violations)
  • Maps
  • Storm Water Education Programs (Environmental Topics)
  • Public Education Seminars (Environmental Topics)
  • Website Postings
  • Environmental Education Displays
  • Brochures
  • Technical Assistance Responses
  • Partnerships (e.g., Friends of the Rouge, Alliance of Downriver Watersheds)
  • Water Quality/Habitat Improvement Projects
  • Manuals (e.g., Developer Complaince Manuals)
  • Compliance Seminars
  • Reports
  • Municipal Staff Training Programs
  • Media Relations
  • Legislative Advocacy

Environmental Facilities Management

Group Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Environmental Facilities Management Group is to provide wastewater treatment and stormwater conveyance services to municipalities, their residents and users of the receiving waters so they can live in an environment with clean water and reduce threat of flooding through cost-effective delivery systems.

Drainage System

Program Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Drainage Systems Program is to provide drain maintenance and drain improvement services to the citizens of Wayne County so they can have drainage systems that function properly to prevent flooding.

  • Drain Maintenance (Inspecitons and maintenance actions)
  • Petition/Improvement Projects
  • Drain Financing (Notes, Bonds, Assessments)
  • Flood Mitigation Plans
  • Citizen Request Responses
  • Public Hearings
  • Litigation Support & Testimony
  • Site Selection & Consulting

 

Wastewater Treatment, Disposal and Management

Program Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Program is to provide facility operations and maintenance, and compliance services to downriver municipalities, their citizens, and users of the Great Lakes so they can have treated clean water discharged into County waterways at a competitive rate, avoid flooded basements, and avoid permit violation costs.

  • Sewer Permit Compliance Reports [Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality, Combined Services Operation Basin (CSO), Plant]
  • Sewerage Disposals
  • Lab Analyses
  • Water Quality Samples (Sewage)
  • Sewer Use Permits
  • Regional Cooperation w/DWSD
  • Operational Reports (Customer)
  • Facility Operations
  • Equipment Repairs
  • Equipment Replacements
  • Equipment Inspections
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
  • Sewer System Improvements

 

Land Resource Management

Group Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Land Resources Management Group is to provide solid waste management, soil erosion and sedimentation control services to Wayne County residents, other governmental entities and developers so they can maintain their households and conduct their business with minimal environmental impacts.

Solid Waste Management

Program Purpose Statement: The purpose of the Solid Waste Management Program is to provide regulatory, planning, household hazardous waste collection, illegal disposal site clean-up, and information services to Wayne County residents and other governmental agencies so they can have less impact from solid waste disposal facilities and illegal dumping and have increased access to household hazardous waste and recycling opportunities.

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
  • Computer Collection Events
  • Solid Waste Landfill Capacity Reports
  • Solid Waste Planning Meetings (Solid Waste Management Plan)
  • Illegal Disposal Site Clean-ups
  • Recycling Education Programs
  • Groundwater Monitoring Reports
  • Solid Waste Permit Reviews
  • Solid Waste Inspections
  • Groundwater Samples
  • Complaint Investigations
  • Education Programs
  • Municipal Civil Infraction Notices
  • Consent Orders
  • Compliance Hearings
  • Telephone Responses
  • Informational Brouhures
  • Technical Consultations
  • Inspection Reports
  • Wayne County Office Paper Recycling Collections
  • Solid Waste Facility Inclusion Committee Meetings
  • Recycling Reports
  • Legislative Advocacy

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control


Program Purpose Statement:


The purpose of the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program is to provide construction plan review, permitting, enforcement/compliance, and public education services to Wayne County communities and land developers so they can be assured of project compliance with permit requirements to protect their water quality and have plan reviews completed and/or permits issued within 60 days.

  • Notice of Determination Letters
  • Soil Erosion Permits
  • Soil Erosion Inspections
  • Complaint Investigations
  • Education & Outreach Programs
  • Municipal Civil Infraction Notices
  • Consent Orders
  • Compliance Hearings
  • Telephone Responses
  • Informational Brochures
  • Technical Consultations
  • Inspection Reports
  • Construction Plan Reviews (Approvals/Denials)

DOE Customer Advocacy & Education

Group Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the DOE Customer Advocacy & Education Program is to provide policy, consulting, educational, and outreach services to governments, businesses, and citizens so they can better integrate environmental considerations into their decisions and advance the CEO's Environmental Initiatives.

DOE Customer Advocacy & Education

Program Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Customer Advocacy & Education Program is to provide policy, consulting, professional, and outreach services to governments, businesses, and citizens so they can better integrate environmental considerations into their decisions and advance the CEO's Environmental Initiatives.

  • Intra-County Relations (citizen, County Commission, department heads, CEO, responses, etc)
  • Inter-governmental Relations (Local government Responses)
  • Speeches
  • Legislative Hearings
  • Draft Legislation (Laws)
  • Detroit Water & Sewage Department Negotiations
  • Consultations (e.g., Businesses for Developments and Special Projects)
  • Memberships and Participation in Environmental Organizations (Consortia, Professional Associations, Councils, Alliances)
  • Lawsuit Support and Testimony
  • Media Relations (Interviews, Public Appearance, Press Releases)
  • Seminar Hosting
  • International Environmental Agreement Compliance
  • Assistance to Watershed Areas of Concern and Remedial Action Plan Committees
  • Assistance to Renewable Energy and Biofuel Entrepreneurs
  • Advocacy for Smart Growth, Air Quality, and Land Use Planning
  • Advocacy for Increased Funding for Infrastructure Improvements and Environmental Quality Projects
  • Assistance on Public Health Projects
  • Presentations to Professional and Business Organizations
  • Environmental Advocacy Initiatives as directed by CEO

 

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