What is the Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management (GLRC)?
Polluted stormwater runoff is often transported to municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) and ultimately discharged into local rivers and streams without treatment. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Stormwater Phase II
Rule establishes an MS4 stormwater management program that is intended to improve the nation’s waterways by reducing the quantity of pollutants that stormwater carries into storm sewer systems during storm events. The GLRC began meeting in 1998 and was formed under a Memorandum of Agreement in 2004. The GLRC has been established to guide the implementation of the MS4 program for the communities within three identified watersheds: the Grand, the Red Cedar and the Looking Glass River Watersheds.