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Flush with cash, Michigan lawmakers try again to pass state septic code-
Democratic lawmakers want to end Michigan’s “shameful” reign as the only state without a statewide code to prevent leaky systems from fouling lakes, rivers and groundwater.00
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The Catch: E. Coli and faulty septic systems-
Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham recently spoke with residents near inland lakes in northern Michigan about the causes of plant life and E.Coli showing up in previously crystal-clear water.
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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.
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Searching for help. Where can homeowners get money to fix failing septic systems?-
In Michigan, the state estimates there are more than 330 thousand failing septic tank systems. They could be contaminating lakes, rivers, and groundwater.
As Michigan lawmakers ponder septic repair funds, Ohio offers a model-
When Mary Ellen Sementilli and her family moved into their creekside home in Ohio’s Appalachian region, the septic system worked like a charm. Which is to say, it was easy to forget it was there. But the family has grown in the years since, which has meant more dishwashing, showers and toilet flushes — too much for Sementilli’s septic system to handle.
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Michigan’s climate-ready future: wetland parks, less cement, roomy shores-
What does Michigan’s future look like if we adequately prepare the state’s water resources for climate change? Goodbye to septics and shore-hugging homes. Hello to more diversified crops on Michigan farms.