The Annual Report describes storm water pollution
control activities implemented by Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
over the past reporting period of January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005 to comply
with reporting requirements described in the National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) Permit.
During 2005, MDOT made significant strides to promote the fact that storm water management is an integral part of how MDOT operates. MDOT's message, "Together Better Roads, Cleaner Streams," was spread at conferences and workshops, both internal and external, and through the distribution of visual reminders, such as informational brochures, trash bags, pens, paper pads, and lanyards. "DOT the Drop," MDOT's cleaner streams mascot, debuted in an animated web video, and was incorporated into storm water educational and promotional materials. MDOT's efforts this past year have set the groundwork for their progress throughout the remainder of the permit cycle.