Drinking Water

Drinking Water

What is the problem?

Water is a basic necessity of life. Here in the Great Lakes region, it seems like water is everywhere—from big lakes, rivers and inland lakes, to the water flowing from our taps. But the sad news is that our drinking water sources are not always safe.

Throughout the Great Lakes there are many threats, like industrial and agricultural activities, that impact our water every day. Additionally, failing water infrastructure in municipalities around the region has resulted in unsafe water and affordability problems.  Freshwater Future is working to address a number of these threats, to learn more about our work in Flint and to address the emerging issue PFAS, click on the links below.

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West Grand Boulevard Collaborative, & Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.