“To fulfill the goals of the Clean Water Act, we must rebuild our water infrastructure, which will prevent billions of gallons of raw sewage from entering our rivers and lakes each year,”
“The reckless cuts to funding, staffing, and enforcement that are included in the proposed budgets from President Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress won't just put our air, water, and health at risk, they'll also put a greater strain on our state agencies and a greater burden on Michigan taxpayers,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Director, Michigan Clean Water Action.
The biggest problem with combined systems is that during rainfall events the water flow often exceeds the systems' capacity.
Nestle has again applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to increase the amount of water it is allowed to pump from wells near Evart, MI from 218 gallons per minute to 400 gallons per minute.
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.