Category: Drinking Water

Can You Imagine a Million People in the Great Lakes Region Without Water? While Water Is So Needed for the Pandemic, This is the Reality.

Posted on March 25, 2020 by

Can You Imagine a Million People in the Great Lakes Region Without Water? While Water Is So Needed for the Pandemic, This is the Reality. Now more than ever, people need access to clean and safe water to protect themselves and stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The number one recommendation from medical experts in […]

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Freshwater Weekly: March 6, 2020

Posted on March 6, 2020 by

March 6, 2020 This week:  Worried about what’s in your drinking water? + Chicago River’s History–It’s Complicated + Flint Community Lab Grand Opening March 25  + Freshwater Future Grants Available + Federal Court Knocks Down Lake Erie Bill of Rights Worried about what’s in your drinking water? Doubt is filling millions of homes as toxic chemicals contaminate […]

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Statement From Freshwater Future on the Governor’s PFAS Plan

Posted on December 3, 2019 by

Columbus, Ohio – Today Governor Dewine, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ohio Department of Health rolled out their Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) action plan. PFAS is a water repellent chemical that can be found in such items as teflon pans, carpets, food, fire fighting foam and drinking water. It is known as […]

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Freshwater Weekly: October 3, 2019

Posted on October 4, 2019 by

October 3, 2019 This week: Worrisome PFAS Levels Found in Drinking Water Supplies from Lake Erie + Oil Pipeline Denied Water Certification + Plastics as Part of Our Geology Worrisome PFAS Levels Found in Drinking Water Supplies from Lake Erie Two municipal drinking water systems in Michigan, Monroe and Frenchtown test results found PFOS at 16 […]

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Concerned about safe drinking water? Sign our petition to request action.

Posted on September 26, 2019 by

Our laws have not kept up with drinking water impacts. Lead contamination highlights the breakdowns in how our drinking water is tested and the systemic problems with regulations and our government systems. Harmful algal blooms threaten drinking water safety in several locations. The cost of water continues to increase, placing a much higher burden on […]

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City must stay ahead of drinking water crisis

Posted on August 20, 2019 by

Author, Dominga Grace is a resident of West Toledo and a University of Toledo public health student. Dominga participated in a Youth Water Summit this past June sponsored by Junction Coalition and Freshwater Future.   The water crisis was a result of a toxic algal bloom bearing down on Toledo’s drinking water intake pipe. It […]

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Freshwater Future’s Jill Ryan on Chicago’s Worldview Radio Show

Posted on July 11, 2019 by

Five Years After the Start of the Water Crisis Photo credit: Jean Balzan Today, the Worldview Chicago radio show, which is on a bus tour through the Great Lakes region, visited the Flint Development Center in Flint, Michigan. They covered a story in regards to Flint’s Water Crisis. Their topic was specifically on Flint residents […]

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