The City partners with many local and state agencies to help educated our residents and coordinate action to help our City's environment. Some of these agencies are:
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) acts to protect and enhance the state's environment for an improved quality of life and a sustainable future. In service to the public, The MDEQ administers programs and enforces laws that protect public health and promotes appropriate use of the environment. The MDEQ also preserves endangered plants, animals, and ecosystems through education and public/private partnerships and initiatives.
The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioners Office is responsible for a myriad of enviroEnmental issues. Under the authority granted by state law, the Water Resources Commissioner has control over legally established drainage systems under his jurisdiction. He also has duties and responsibilities authorized by the courts and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Those duties include such things as operating water and wastewater systems, managing engineering and construction projects and establishing and conducting environmental programs. Additional, he is responsible for dealing with pollution prevention efforts, soil erosion control and enforcement along with a wide range of educational programs for Oakland County residents of all ages.