Author: Freshwater Future

The Time is NOW – Contact Your Local Officials to Ensure Your Community Benefits from Recent Federal Investments in Water

Posted on January 18, 2022 by

Contact Your Local Officials to Ensure Your Community Benefits from Recent Federal Investments in Water With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law last year, there is cause to be excited yet focused and vocal in anticipation of a one-time, 5-year program (2022-2026) that will increase the amount of grants and low-interest loans available to […]

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Freshwater Future’s 2021 #GivingTuesday – Give the Gift of Clean Water!

Posted on November 22, 2021 by

#GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity taking place on November 30th. This day is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need. Across the Great Lakes, Freshwater Future believes building the capacity of local groups and community […]

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Bi-partisan Infrastructure Bill and Build Back Better Act: What does this mean for water funding?

Posted on November 10, 2021 by

Late Friday night on November 5th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bi-partisan $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act. It had been lingering in the House as House leadership awaited the Senate’s passage of a package called the Build Back Better (BBB) Act, a $3.5 trillion spending plan. House leadership had wanted to […]

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Actions to Address High Lead Levels in Drinking Water Due to Benton Harbor Residents’ Leadership

Posted on November 9, 2021 by

Last week 9,000 cases of water were delivered and distributed to Benton Harbor, Michigan residents by volunteers with the Benton Harbor Community Water Council. The water was provided by the state after Governor Whitmer signed an executive directive on October 14 to “coordinate all available state resources to deliver safe drinking water to residents in […]

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Freshwater Future Canada Program Director Featured in Radio-Canada News Story about the Great Lakes

Posted on October 27, 2021 by

Andrea Dube, Freshwater Future’s Canada Program Director discusses warm water tempertaures impacting the Great Lakes ecosystem during an interview with Radio Canada. Access the full story (in French) here. ICI Nord de l’Ontario, Radio-Canada October 25, 2021  – Ezra Belotte-Cousineau (translated into English through Google translation) The Great Lakes Underwater Heat Wave The temperature of […]

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For Immediate Release: Blue Triton/Nestle Gives up Controversial Permit Seeks backdoor to increase withdrawal

Posted on October 26, 2021 by

Media Contact: Board President, Peggy Case hildaheron@aol.com (main) 231-275-2244 for texting (cell) 248-736-9703 October 26, 2021 – Blue Triton Brands Inc., formerly Nestle Waters North America, sent a letter to EGLE on September 28, 2021 announcing that they “will not be utilizing the water withdrawal capacity authorized by the permit” for its White Pine Springs […]

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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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