Tested and Rejected: Blasting zebra mussels off walls wasn’t the first method attempted-
Chlorine, noise and jalapeno peppers were among the options used to try to get rid of zebra mussels.03
Michigan water shutoffs in sharp focus amid coronavirus outbreak-
Michigan has the sixth-highest number of coronavirus cases in the country, according to Johns Hopkins University’s data tracking of the disease.
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Water for All: Milwaukee, Chicago lead in ensuring water during COVID-19 crisis-
Some Great Lakes cities and states are ahead of the game when it comes to ending water shutoffs during the COVID-19 crisis. Others aren’t.
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Tighter Restrictions: COVID-19 makes it harder to cross Great Lakes borders between U.S. and Canada-
Customers who attempt to pay with cash at the Blue Water Bridge or Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will be turned away.
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Do More: Water rights advocates call for action from Gov. Whitmer, Mayor Duggan for residents without water-
Despite outreach efforts, advocates feel state officials are not acting as quickly or efficiently as they could to mitigate the crisis.
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Detroit set to restore water service amid coronavirus fears-
The Coronavirus Water Restart Plan will be in effect for the duration of the global outbreak of the virus, officials said Monday.
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Michigan Water Shutoffs: A test of governor’s commitment to social, environmental justice-
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer campaigned on an aggressive water platform. Now those campaign pledges are being put to the test.
Water authority transfers funding for bill assistance-
The Great Lakes Water Authority is transferring more than $1.6 million to Detroit and Flint for conservation education and to help customers pay past-due water bills.
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Who’s in charge: Lack of storage facility oversight puts waterways at risk-
In major lakeside cities around the Great Lakes, there isn’t a clear answer on who handles oversight of industrial storage facilities.