From its seat in the center of the world’s largest body of fresh water, Michigan has a significant role to play in protecting citizens and the Great Lakes from efforts to privatize and commercialize essential water resources. The fresh water of the Great Lakes Basin has become the focus of entrepreneurs in international water markets.
Diversions of fresh water are addressed in a new publication put out by the Michigan Land Use Institute entitled Liquid Gold Rush, a comprehensive analysis of Michigan’s quick permitting of the Perrier Group’s plan to bottle central Michigan spring water. The booklet covers implications for the environment, economy, and quantity of fresh water in the Great Lakes region. To order a copy or read it online, visit MLUI’s website at: www.mlui.org/index.asp or call them at (231)-882-4723.
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
Serving as Hub for Michigan
426 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231)-347-1181 (ext 114)