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Ann Arbor Heroes Keep the Water Flowing

They're out each day in various sections of the city maintaining or repairing parts of the extensive stormwater system that includes more than 23,000 inlets and 540 miles of underground pipes and creeks that transport stormwater from residential and commercial areas to the Huron River.

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Growing Greatness​​

Shovel Ready – Former UM gridiron great Vincent Smith digs new career as urban rain gardening master and leader of nonprofit Team Gardens that inspires at-risk youth



Allen Creek Berm Grand Opening

The City of Ann Arbor today debuted a ne​w video featuring Mayor Christopher Taylor, as a virtual commemoration marking the official grand opening and completion of construction on the $9.4 million Allen Creek Berm Project, capping the largest stormwater management and flood mitigation project in city history.




Washtenaw County Community Update

Master Rain Gar​dener class offered for free during Stay Home, Stay Safe order and beyond. Plus, rain garden steward volunteer opportunities.​





AquaHawk, a free tool for city water customers to track water use and get leak alerts, is now available! Watch this video to learn more!​





Zoom Backgrounds

Looking for some fun backgrounds to brighten up your Zoom meetings? Bring Ann Arbor Stormwater Smart along with you by downloading our themed backgrounds below. From iconic Ann Arbor landmarks to beautiful rain gardens and scenery, these Zoom backgrounds are sure to brighten up your day!​

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Coloring Pages

Take full advantage of rainwater while protecting local rivers by planting a rain garden or installing a rain barrel this spring! You and your family can learn more about rain gardens and rain barrels with our fun and informative coloring pages.​

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Storm Drain Scavenger Hunt

Spring is in full ​​swing and many people are enjoying spending time outdoors! While outside, consider going on a storm drain scavenger hunt to have fun with the kids while helping protect local rivers and streams.​​

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