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Results of the 2017 Water Quality Changes in the Rouge River Survey

The Alliance of Rouge Communities (ARC) members’ NPDES permits for stormwater discharges from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) included a Collaborative Public Education Plan (PEP). As part of the Collaborative PEP the ARC conducted a public awareness survey from August 1, 2017 until April 30, 2018 to evaluate changes in public awareness and behavior as it relates to the Rouge River. The below report summarizes the results of that survey and compares some of the responses to similar questions to surveys done in 1993 by the Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project and in 1999 by the University of Michigan.




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