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Freshwater Future Weekly: September 10, 2021

Posted on September 10, 2021 by

September 10, 2021 THIS WEEK:  Water Safety and Affordability at the Local Scale: Hope for Chicago Residents + $20 Million to Replace Pipes in Benton Harbor – Is It Fast Enough? + Plastics Are Covering The Great Lakes In Great Volumes + U.S. Congresswomen Urge President to Stop Line 3 Pipeline Replacement + U.S. House Passes […]

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Chicago’s Water-For-All Ordinance: What it could mean for the future of Chicago

Posted on September 10, 2021 by

by Amy Heldman With Chicago located right on Lake Michigan’s border, it comes as a shock to many that although we have this tremendous body of water in our backyard, many do not have access to running water.  Skyrocketing water prices in Chicago have left many without access to the very thing that we need […]

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Benton Harbor Community Water Council and Freshwater Future Call on Governor Whitmer to Fully Protect Benton Harbor Residents’ From Lead

Posted on September 8, 2021 by

September 8, 2021, Benton Harbor, MI – Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced $20 million over the next five years to remove and replace lead service lines in Benton Harbor. Over the past 3 years, Benton Harbor residents have been subjected to high lead levels, with the latest samples being as high as 24 parts per […]

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Water Filtration Stations Installed at Benton Harbor High School

Posted on September 7, 2021 by

During the late summer months, Freshwater Future has been busy working with the Benton Harbor Community Water Council and Nalgene Water Fund to secure filtered water refill stations for all schools in Benton Harbor, MI where municipal water supplies have experienced elevated lead levels since 2018. “There is nothing more important than having clean water […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: September 3, 2021

Posted on September 3, 2021 by

September 3, 2021 This week: Water Filtration Stations Installed at Benton Harbor High School + Invasive Round Goby May be Reducing Muskie Numbers in St. Lawrence + Lake Superior, Once Believed Immune Now Faces HABS + Victory: US District Court Agrees The ‘Dirty Water Rule’ is a Threat to Water   Water Filtration Stations Installed at Benton Harbor […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: August 27, 2021

Posted on August 27, 2021 by

August 27, 2021 This week: Support Freshwater Future by donating to our Walk, Paddle, and Roll Event + Ontario and U.S. residents share why #WeAreLakeErie + Upgrades Require Temporary Change in Flint Water Supply + Water is Life Festival, Saturday September 4th   Support Freshwater Future by donating to our Walk, Paddle, and Roll Event Freshwater Future’s staff and […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: August 20, 2021

Posted on August 24, 2021 by

August 20, 2021 This week: Attention Water Advocates: Apply for Freshwater Future Grants by September 30 + Hope for Chicago Residents through Utility Bill Relief + Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Speak for Wetland and Stream Protections + State Updates Pellston, MI Community on PFAS Contamination Investigation + Genetic Control Methods Studied to Reduce Invasive Mussels Attention Water Advocates: […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: August 13, 2021

Posted on August 14, 2021 by

This week: Water System Infrastructure Included in $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill + Utility Debt Relief Will Help Keep Water on as COVID Surges + Lake Erie Challenge + New Sail Drones Used to Collect Data on Great Lakes + Grant Webinar on August 18 + Water is Life Festival on September 3 Water System Infrastructure Included in $1 Trillion […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: August 6, 2021

Posted on August 10, 2021 by

August 6, 2021 This week: Repairs Require a Change in Flint’s Water Source + August Means Toxic Algal Blooms + Freshwater Future Grant Program Webinar on August 18th + Climate Change in the Great Lakes + Updates on Issues Repairs Require a Change in Flint’s Water Source Flint, Michigan’s water source will be changed to its backup source for up […]

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Take Action – Call your Congressional Members today and urge them to pass the Maintaining Access to Essential Services Act

Posted on August 9, 2021 by

On August 6, 2021, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D- Detroit) introduced the House version of Maintaining Access to Essential Services, which would eliminate water, electric, and internet household debt. The bill, if enacted into law, would provide $13.5 billion for private and public water utilities in the form of low-interest loans that can become grant dollars […]

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