Stormwater Management Plan

Collection of storm water is an important responsibility of the City of Mount Clemens. The City maintains storm sewer infrastructure ranging from local street drainage to large diameter collection pipes. In Mount Clemens most storm water is collected in catch basins and makes its way into the Clinton River. The City also maintains approximately storm water outfalls to the Clinton River and Greiner Drain. These surface water discharges are permitted by the State of Michigan by a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Storm Water permit.

How can you help?

  • Never sweep or blow leaves into a storm drain.
  • Use proper methods to dispose or recycle leaves.
  • Take used oil to a certified used oil collection center.
  • Follow directions on pesticides and fertilizers and avoid application when rain is forecasted.
  • Pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly to keep bacteria and parasites out of our groundwater and lakes.


The City of Mount Clemens partners with the Clinton River Watershed Council (CWRC) to provide stormwater education opportunities to the public. CRWC provides community programming, k-12 education, citizen-science programs, educational resources, stewardship events, and more as part of the Stormwater Education Program. For opportunities to participate and learn more, please visit the CWRC’s website:


Follow the link below to the full text of the City of Mount Clemens Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) document.

Storm Water Management Program (SWMP)

Comment on Mount Clemens’ Stormwater Management Plan

The Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) for the City of Mount Clemens is provided above for public comment.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email Leonard Bertrand, Utilities Director at or call (586) 238-0909.