Category: Public Health

Alert -Blackman Charter Township Water Does Not Meet Drinking Water Standards!

Posted on November 20, 2020 by

Michigan’s Blackman Charter Township officials announced on November 17, 2020 that the water system is not in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule.  This means homes can experience high lead levels in their water.  Because lead is a highly toxic metal, it is important to take steps to reduce lead if you live in […]

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States Lead the Way in Regulating Certain PFAS Due to Lack of Action at the Federal Level

Posted on November 4, 2020 by

Per- and polyflourinated substances (PFAS) can be found just about everywhere these days. Some of the first products that used PFAS were non-stick cookware.  PFAS can now be found in such items as clothes and shoes, carpets, couches, food wrappers, fire fighting foam and so much more. It also is found in our air, soil, […]

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Provides Funding for Lead Service Line Replacement

Posted on October 29, 2020 by

There are an estimated 6.1 to 9.3 million lead service lines – pipes carrying drinking water – across the country. Ohio is second in the nation for lead service lines at an estimated 650,000 lead service lines carrying water to families’ homes, second only to IL. While it is unclear how much money it will […]

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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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Session Presentations

Posted on June 25, 2020 by

All About Water Session Presentations Pleas find below all of the available presentations given during each webinar session. Session #1: Equity & Water Affordability Dr. Peter Hammer: The Historic Harm, Inequities, & Water Affordability: Rates, Race, & Infrastructure Dr. Sujata Shetty: Equity and Water Affordability: Toledo Poverty Study Dr. Hope Bland: Systemic Racism: What is […]

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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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