Protecting Michigan’s Waters: Infrastructure for the Future

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Protecting Michigan’s Waters: Infrastructure for the Future

There are currently many threats to our water here in Michigan. Most of these threats have been looming for years, but action on them has been pushed off, as our legislature procrastinates and ignores the problems instead of taking the hard steps that action requires.

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Tell your legislators to fund water infrastructure updates now!

Act now, by contacting your State House representative and State Senator and urging them to take a stand for water by investing in updating and replacing our crumbling water infrastructure!

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Michigan’s Outdated and Dangerous Combined Sewer Systems

The biggest problem with combined systems is that during rainfall events the water flow often exceeds the systems' capacity.

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Michigan’s Aging Septic Systems

While E. coli is commonly talked about in reference to combined sewer overflows and large-scale agricultural operations, there is another major source of E. coli in our water that every state in the country other than Michigan have worked to eliminate — leaking and failing septic systems.