Storm Sewer System

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The Village of Lake Orion maintains the storm sewer system facilities located on village-owned streets and properties and complies with state and federal regulations governing storm water collection and discharge systems.


Lake Orion is located within the Detroit Urbanized Area of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) regulations.  The Village of Lake Orion is part of the Stony/Paint Creek Subwatershed of the Clinton River Watershed system and covered  by the subwatershed's management plan.  As part of NPDES regulatory compliance, the village does the following:

  • Applies for and maintains a NPDES Phase II MS4 permit through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

  • Contracts with the Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) to administer the village's storm water education program in compliance with the village's MS4 permit requirements

  • Periodically designs, installs, maintains, inspects, rehabilitates, and replaces storm sewer facilities as needed

  • Identifies and takes action to eliminate illicit discharges to the storm sewer system

  • Coordinates with the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office (OCWRC) to ensure that private property owners install proper storm water facilities and comply with storm water collection and discharge regulations

Below please find web links and copies of important documents related to the Village of Lake Orion's comprehensive stormwater management and public education program.