Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management


2014 Annual Report



Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management


Polluted stormwater runoff is often transported through municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) and ultimately discharged into local rivers and streams without treatment. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Stormwater Phase II Rule establishes an MS4 stormwater management program that is intended to improve the nation’s waterways by reducing the quantity of pollutants that stormwater carries into storm sewer systems during storm events. The GLRC began meeting in 1998 and was formed under a Memorandum of Agreement in 2004. The GLRC has been established to guide the implementation of the MS4 program for the communities within the Grand, Red Cedar and Looking Glass River Watersheds.