Category: Drinking Water

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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Rising Great Lakes

Posted on April 30, 2019 by

Last week, the Director of Emergency Services for Niagra County, New York reported that Lake Ontario rose 5 inches in just 10 days. This kind of water level rise gives cause for concern to lakeside property owners who were just awarded damage control funds from 2017 flood events last year. Daniela Klicper, Coastal Stewardship Coordinator […]

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Clean Energy Means Clean Water: The Water Energy Nexus Explained

Posted on April 19, 2019 by

Most children know that turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth saves water, but it’s less intuitive to see that turning off the bathroom light or opening windows in the summer can too. People have been using water as energy since 200 BC when the Romans used water to turn mills that crushed […]

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