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Nonprofit report points to outdated Clean Water Act for the miles of polluted rivers across the U.S.-
Three of the Great Lakes states are first, fourth and eighth for states with the highest mileage of dirty rivers and streams, according to the report.
Algae BloomsCharles Stewart Mott Foundation PartnershipDrinking WaterEquity and Environmental JusticeFeature HomepageForests and PlantsGroundwater ContaminationIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentInfrastructureLatest NewsMichiganMunicipalitiesNewsScience, Technology, ResearchWater Quality and Restoration EffortsWater's True Cost
Michigan’s lack of septic system regulations is causing problems for some of its most pristine lakes-
The cost of updating sewer systems in growing communities is either a hefty price tag or polluted waters.
BudgetCharles Stewart Mott Foundation PartnershipDrinking WaterEquity and Environmental JusticeFeature HomepageFlintInfrastructureLatest NewsLeadMichiganMunicipalitiesNewsPFASPolicyPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeProtectThe StatesWater Quality and Restoration EffortsWater's True Cost-
Michigan cities rich and poor, big and small have been delaying maintenance on their water systems for decades. Now, even wealthy towns are suffering the consequences of past reluctance to pay for water system upkeep.
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Rural Michigan’s shrinking populations, growing poverty, and diminished state and federal assistance have fueled a crisis of underfunded drinking water infrastructure.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation PartnershipDetroitDrinking WaterEquity and Environmental JusticeFeature HomepageFlintIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentInfrastructureLatest NewsMichiganMunicipalitiesNewsPolicyPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeThe StatesWater Quality and Restoration EffortsWater's True Cost-
Federal and state governments begin to reverse course on underinvestment to address water’s true cost.
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Researchers have found that ballast water regulation has been key in the fight against invasive species.
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Tapping maple trees for their syrup has been a Great Lakes region tradition for a long time – Indigenous groups on both sides of the lakes have been sugaring maple trees for thousands of years.
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Join the Conversations: Events on “Water’s True Cost” will answer your questions about water infrastructure-
As the Great Lakes News Collaborative prepares to publish and air stories about water’s true cost, get these free, virtual events on your calendar to learn more about your drinking water.