Category: COVID-19

Freshwater Weekly: July 13, 2020

Posted on July 13, 2020 by

July 10, 2020 This week: Legislation to Address Water Access Focus of All About Water Webinars + Governor Whitmer Extends Water Reconnection To Year’s End   + Great Lake Water Temperatures Spike Due to Heat + Michigan Airports Receive $2.5 Million In Grants For PFAS Testing + Wastewater Can Show Early Detection of COVID-19 Outbreaks […]

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Collaboration with Bowling Green State University Students Produces Important Water and Public Health PSAs

Posted on June 17, 2020 by

Thank you to the Students of the Collaborative Digital Arts Development class taught by Professor Bonnie Mitchell at Bowling Green State University for producing animated public service announcements for Freshwater Future to highlight important water and public health issues! View their creative works below. What’s in Your Water COVID-19 Mask Usage & Best Practices

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Freshwater Weekly: May 18, 2020

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May 15, 2020 This week: Freshwater Future Applauds New Ohio Bills to Protect Water Safety and Affordability + Covid-19 Stimulus Package Should Support Green Water Infrastructure + 3D Mapping of Plastic Pollution in Lake Erie + Sewage Could Help Track Coronavirus + Lake Michigan/Huron Breaks Water Level Record Four Months Running Freshwater Future Applauds New […]

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Water Affordability in Ohio Press Release 05/15/20

Posted on May 15, 2020 by

For Immediate Release May 15, 2020   Media Contact: Kristy Meyer, Associate Director Freshwater Future kristy@freshwaterfuture.org 614-638-8948   Freshwater Future Organization, Others Applaud Introduction of Water Affordability Legislation in Ohio Columbus, OH – On Thursday May 15, 2020, Representative Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) introduced state legislation that will ensure clean, safe, affordable water for everyone in […]

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Freshwater Weekly: April 27, 2020

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April 24, 2020 This week: Gov. Whitmer’s Water Service Restoration Order Reports Are Available Online + Weak EPA Means More Water Pollution + Environmental Group Finds Elevated PFAS Levels In Creek Sediments + 10-Years Later, Still No Cleanup Plan at Air Force Base + Ignoring COVID-19, Enbridge Wants to Move Forward With Line 5 + […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: April 21, 2020

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April 17, 2020 This week: Congress Introduces Federal Ban on Water Shutoffs During COVID—19 Crisis + Vermont Finds PFAS In Groundwater Due To Fertilizer Treatment + Developer Implodes Coal Plant Smoke Stack, Covering Little Village in Dust + Port Huron Upgrades Sewer System Congress Introduces Federal Ban on Water Shutoffs During COVID—19 Crisis Numerous municipalities […]

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Freshwater Weekly: April 13, 2020

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April 10, 2020 This week: Water Service Update During COVID-19 + New Law Mandates Indiana Schools Test for Lead Contamination + Lakes Levels Still Breaking Records + Does Your Organization Qualify for CARES Act Help? Water Service Update During COVID-19 The pandemic revealed the importance of water access and the harmful impacts of water shutoffs.  […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: April 7, 2020

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April 3, 2020 This week: Water Service Restoration Update + COVID-19 has Great Lakes aquariums and museums offering online activities + Federal Judge Allows Flint Water Lawsuit Against Former Gov Snyder to Proceed + Flint mayor announces city-wide curfew effective April 2nd Water Service Restoration Update Michigan: Whitmer orders that homes’ water service be restored amid […]

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News Alert: Public Health Experts, Environment Justice Orgs. Gather to Urge Michigan Mayors To Turn Water On ASAP

Posted on April 1, 2020 by

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tiana Starks tianastarks@ts2consulting.com (248) 361-1617 Public Health Experts, Environment Justice Orgs. Gather to Urge Michigan Mayors To Turn Water On ASAP Statewide #TurnWaterOn Collaborative Responds to Governor Gretchen’s Executive Order Detroit, MI (April 1, 2020) – Michigan residents and public health experts are calling on Governor Gretchen Whitmer […]

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