Green Living

RiverSafe Homes

The RiverSafe Homes program helps to enable Washtenaw County residents to identify water quality protection activities they currently practice around their homes, and to commit to additional pollution prevention practices they may not have considered before.

Every time we water the lawn, wash the car or even walk the dog, we have the potential to impact our waterways. You and your family can become a RiverSafe Home through a program from the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office. The RiverSafe Homes program was created to enable Washtenaw County residents ways to identify water quality protection activities they currently practice around their homes, and to commit to additional pollution prevention practices they may not have considered before.

Our Brochure

The RiverSafe Homes brochure (PDF) gives all the information needed to get acquainted with the topics covered in the survey:

  • Car and Vehicle Care
  • Home Toxics Disposal
  • Pet and Urban Wildlife Waste
  • Yard Care and Outdoor Housekeeping

Become a RiverSafe Home -Take the Survey

Your family could make your home a RiverSafe home. It's easy to do! By completing a user-friendly online survey, residents can pledge to make their homes RiverSafe. Taking the survey allows any resident to identify water quality protection activities you might already do around the house, and the program helps you commit to other pollution prevention practices you might not have considered before.

Participants

In return for taking the survey and making a commitment to water quality protection, participants receive a RiverSafe Homes marker to display at your home.

Participants receive a “RiverSafe Home” decal to display at their home. With over 138,000 households currently in Washtenaw County, the RiverSafe Homes program has a great “cumulative effect” opportunity. Together, participants display a commitment to water quality protection and reducing pollutants in Washtenaw County waterways.

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Additional Information

Participants and other interested individuals can join our email list to receive periodic environmental tips and information. To join our email list, please send an email to Heather Rice, with the words "subscribe-RSH" in the subject line.