Category: Drinking Water

PFAS Policy Tracker

Posted on February 5, 2019 by

Freshwater Future is committed to protecting drinking water and the Great Lakes. With all the legislative attention PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been getting we decided to keep all our policy updates in one place! Check back here for updates on how the region and nation are responding to the PFAS crisis. You can read more about […]

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Gov. Whitmer transforms the MDEQ into the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Posted on February 5, 2019 by

This week Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs an executive order transforming the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Executive Order 2019-2 also created new offices within the department including the Office of Clean Water Public Advocacy, the Office of Environmental Justice Public Advocate, the Office of Climate and Energy, […]

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Press Event to Celebrate Successful Launch of Flint Youth Water Education and Testing Program for Residents

Posted on July 20, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2018 Press Event to Celebrate Successful Launch of Flint Youth Water Education and Testing Program for Residents Contact: Latia Leonard Phone: (313) 378-4122 Email: latia@freshwaterfuture.org Flint, Michigan, July 20, 2018 – In partnership with the Flint Development Center, Genesee Country Hispanic Latino Collaborative, Flint Neighborhoods United, and the University of […]

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The Lead and Copper Rule Is Not a Health Based Rule

Posted on April 19, 2018 by

By Elin Betanzo Elin Betanzo is a water quality engineer and founder of Safe Water Engineering LLC. A former Environmental Engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, she assists water utilities with Lead and Copper Rule compliance and developing lead service line replacement programs. The Detroit News published an editorial about drinking water quality in […]

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Freshwater Future Condemns Michigan’s Decision to End Free Bottled Water Program for Flint Residents

Posted on April 9, 2018 by

Freshwater Future is disheartened by the State of Michigan’s decision to end state-sponsored bottled water distribution, and we urge the State to reconsider. Take Action Here The city has rapidly replaced 6,200 lead service lines, but local officials say more than 12,000 could remain. As pipes are replaced, dislodged debris can cause dangerous lead-level spikes […]

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Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Undermines Clean Water

Posted on February 14, 2018 by

The Trump Administration’s proposed budget leaves our nation’s water imperiled. Cutting EPA’s budget would devastate its ability to enforce water pollution laws and regulations, help states clean up polluted water bodies, protect groundwater, restore beaches and coastal areas, oversee compliance with drinking water standards, and provide assistance to water systems. The Trump administration claims to […]

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Clean Water for All

Posted on January 17, 2018 by

Across the Great Lakes states and beyond, organizations are coming together to defend federal laws that protect our water from contamination. Organized in response to the Trump administration’s June 2017 proposal to eliminate key federal protections for U.S waters and the Great Lakes, the Clean Water For All campaign has been working hard to ensure that community […]

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