U-M strives to protect water quality of the Huron River—an important drinking water and recreational resource—by reducing the volume, rate, and pollutant load of runoff. Storm water management also controls flooding, protects university and community infrastructure, and helps reduce demand on the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County storm water systems.
Some storm water control measures are highly visible, like rain gardens and retention ponds. But you might walk over or past others without knowing they exist!
Scroll to learn about a few of U-M's major storm water management projects.