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2020 Water Is Life Event Goes Virtual September 5-6th

Posted on September 4, 2020 by

A free public event centering indigeneity, water, art, and the power of community Emmet County, MI – The Water Is Life Festival (WILF) is an annual event that celebrates our connection to the water and builds power through community so we can work towards living in a holistic way with the water and protect it […]

Toledo Water Council Fully Supports the $50,000 Grant for Full Lead Line Repair

Posted on September 4, 2020 by

Department of Public Utilities Is Awarded $50,000 For Full Lead Line Repair to families living without their water during COVID-19 The City of Toledo, Department of Neighborhood awarded the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) $50,000 in support of full lead line repair to residents who are currently living without running water in their home. The […]

Chicago Water Council Locates Residents Without Water, And There’s More

Posted on August 28, 2020 by

Amid COVID-19, Freshwater Future has doubled down on their support for water councils through the Great Lake region to ensure people have running water in their homes. In April of 2020, a reporter in Chicago, IL disclosed information cultivated through an investigation on the number of Chicago residents living without running water. Revealing a staggering […]

BHCWC Water Filter Drive Thru Event Shows Up And Shows Out

Posted on August 28, 2020 by

Residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan have always carried a strong spirit of justice and equitable treatment. They are not to be pushed around and their tenacity caught the attention of Freshwater Future — summer of 2018 a partnership was conceived and the Benton Harbor Community Water Council (BHCWC) was born. Spring of 2018 water samples […]

Public Health and Lead in Water: Our View

Posted on August 28, 2020 by

Freshwater Future has worked for years to help ensure people can protect themselves from lead and other contaminants in drinking water, and one thing is clear to us: there is no safe level of lead. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has long held “the best available science which shows there is no safe level of […]

Freshwater Weekly: August 26, 2020

Posted on August 26, 2020 by

August 20, 2020 This week: Flint Children Beneficiaries of Legal Settlement + New York’s Environmental Justice Communities Eligible for New Water Infrastructure Project Financial Incentives + The 2020 Water Is Life Festival Goes Virtual Sept 5 and 6th + The Great Waterspout Outbreak of 2020 + Show Your Lake Erie Love on Social Media, August […]

Freshwater Weekly: August 26, 2020

Posted on August 26, 2020 by

August 06, 2020 This week: U.S. EPA Weakens Rules for Toxic Waste Ponds for Coal-fired Power Plants + New York Adds Water Safeguards To Remove Emerging Contaminants + Action Request–Ask Legislators to Include Water Service in COVID Relief Package + Apply for a Freshwater Future Grant Today U.S. EPA Weakens Rules for Toxic Waste Ponds […]

Freshwater Weekly: July 27, 2020

Posted on July 27, 2020 by

July 24, 2020 This week: Minorities Trust In The Justice System Continues To Dwindle + DNR Captures 18 Invasive Carp From Southwest Minnesota Watershed + Waasekom Niin Embarks On A 28-day Canoe Quest + Fireflies Boom In Ideal Conditions + EPA Removes Name From Report On Glyphosate After Public Question Minorities’ Trust In The Justice […]

McKenzie Patrice Croom Flint Community Lab Receives 2020 US Water Prize

Posted on July 17, 2020 by

(Pictured – Shelly Sparks, Flint Development Center Director, presented with the 2020 US Water Prize commemorative glass sculpture)   For Immediate ReleaseJuly 17, 2020 Petoskey and Flint, Michigan – The McKenzie Patrice Croom Flint Community Water Lab, the first of its kind in the world, provides a trusted laboratory for Flint, Michigan residents for water […]

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