Reducing Pollution Runoff to Heal the Swift Run Creek
Through this project, we are going to “slow the flow” of water that drains into Swift Run Creek after every rain event. By partnering with neighbors, the City of Ann Arbor, and Washtenaw County, the Huron River Watershed Council will bring ‘growing green’ methods to private properties.
Keeping our Water Clean
These innovative techniques will capture polluted stormwater before it enters the storm drains and pipes that send untreated water directly into the creek. By capturing the water before it enters the system, we will filter out pollution while protecting the creek from harmful erosion due to stormwater runoff.
The large property Green Stormwater Infrastructure projects now have approved designs and are ready for construction beginning in July. The projects are set for completion by the end of August 2018.
- Mitchell Elementary School (3 mb)
- Forestbrooke Athletic Club (3 mb)
- Washtenaw County – 2201 Hogback Road (2 mb)
- Washtenaw County – 4100 Clark Road (Safe House) (16 mb)
- Original Design Plan
Any and all questions should be directed to Ric Lawson at email@example.com.
- Decrease pollution going into Gallup Pond and the Huron River
- Significantly reduce stormwater runoff from the neighborhood.
- Return Swift Run to more natural flows
- Allow for aquatic life to return to the creek.
- Create a place for flowers to bloom; they will absorb water and support pollinators