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New Standards on Lead and Copper: EGLE educates public on lead regulations while water suppliers fight new rule

Billions Invested in Clean Water: Port Milwaukee implements a range of methods to great success

7.5 on Severity Index: Projections for Lake Erie toxic algae worse than 2018

PFAS Update: New drinking water standards, legislation to ban PFAS firefighting foam and exposure assessments are all in development

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New Standards on Lead and Copper: EGLE educates public on lead regulations while water suppliers fight new rule
- by Gary Wilson

Improving drinking water quality was one of the campaign pledges Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made during her successful campaign in 2018.

Billions Invested in Clean Water: Port Milwaukee implements a range of methods to great success
- by Melissa Walsh

The Lynyrd Skymmr is a 50-foot-long river skimmer that cruises Port Milwaukee‘s waterways several times a week to collect floating debris — dead fish, plastic bottles, branches and other refuse.

7.5 on Severity Index: Projections for Lake Erie toxic algae worse than 2018
- by James Proffitt

The 2019 forecast offered by NOAA stands at 7.5 – worse than last year but not as bad as the 2011 and 2015 blooms.

PFAS Update: New drinking water standards, legislation to ban PFAS firefighting foam and exposure assessments are all in development
- by Natasha Blakely

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin organized a public forum on PFAS to update the community on what’s in progress to address contamination.

Infrastructure and More: Researchers and university leaders report on Michigan’s needs and opportunities
- by GLNeditor

Detroit Public TV will stream the Infrastructure Innovation Tour’s final stop. Learn more about what research is being done to help Michigan with water quality, the maritime industry, mobility, energy and communications.

IJNR Snapshots: Septic systems pose an environmental and economic dilemma for rural residents
- by Natasha Blakely

With the need for a new sewer system to protect the lake and the expense of such a system, some Tippecanoe Lake residents are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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