Water Resources

We all live in a watershed here in Michigan—an area of land that drains to a common body of water, such as a lake, river or stream (and even groundwater). The Village of Beverly Hills is committed to sharing resources on how to protect water quality in your own yard and beyond. Several of our partner organization website links are below that provide information on a range of topics - from minimizing water runoff to protecting the Rouge River. 

Alliance of Rouge Communities 
The Alliance of Rouge Communities (ARC), a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, is a voluntary public watershed entity currently comprised of 35 municipal governments, 3 counties, 3 educational institutions, and the Wayne County Airport Authority. 
ARC Website
Incorporating Green Infrastructure
Waterfront Wisdom - Healthy Habits for Clean Water
Watershed Wisdom - Healthy Habits for Homeowners

Friends of the Rouge
Friends of the Rouge (FOTR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the need to clean up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan. Their mission is to restore, protect, and enhance the Rouge River watershed through stewardship, education, and collaboration.
FOTR Website
Combined Sewer Information

Oakland County
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Education Page

WRC Sewer Backup Infographics

Oakland County’s 24-Hour Pollution Hotline: 248-858-0931
Call if you witness contamination in lakes, rivers or streams, discharges from pipes, sewage on the ground or in surface water, or a large number of dead fish in waterways.

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
SEMCOG One Water Campaign

Village of Beverly Hills Sewers
The Village of Beverly Hills sewage disposal system includes separate sanitary sewers and combined sewers. The fundamental difference between the two systems is that a combined system uses a single pipe network to convey both storm water and sanitary sewage, while as the name indicates, a separate system includes an independent system of pipes for each source of water.

Village of Beverly Hills Sewer Map

Great Lakes Water Authority 
"Where Does the Water Go?" Public Education Video