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Freshwater Weekly: January 24th, 2020

Posted on January 25, 2020 by

January 24, 2020 This week:  Supreme Court Rules Flint Residents Can Sue City and State Over Water + Indiana Attempts to Limit Lake Access + Michigan Sues 17 Companies Over PFAS + Ice Balls Roll Up on Great Lakes Shores + Michigan’s Governor Requested to Declare Water Shutoffs Health Emergency Supreme Court Rules Flint Residents […]

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Freshwater Weekly November 15, 2019

Posted on November 15, 2019 by

November 15, 2019 This week:  Demolition in Detroit Receives Scathing Audit Report +Water Democracy Forum Friday Night at University of Toledo + Lake Levels Swing from Extreme Lows to Record Highs + Flint Teen Water Testing Featured by C.S. Mott Foundation + Wisconsin Wetlands Celebrates 50-years Demolition in Detroit Receives Scathing Audit Report  Improper demolition […]

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Flint Teen Water Testing Featured by C.S. Mott Foundation

Posted on November 14, 2019 by

From left to right, Anayla Gray, Marquise Willis, Daryl Sparks and Naijha Friend are shown at a Flint home where they collected water samples.  The Flint teen water testing program collected over 160 water samples in 2018 providing residents trusted information about the quality of their water.  Funding from the C.S. Mott Foundation supported the […]

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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 Weekly — April 13th, 2018

Posted on April 13, 2018 by

This week: Flint + Trade Wars and Water Quality + New Plan for Lake Huron This Week’s Action: Michigan Halts Free Bottled Water for Flint Last Friday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the State will cease shipments of free bottled water to Flint residents affected by the water crisis, despite widespread distrust of and […]

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Freshwater Weekly 11/30/17

Posted on November 30, 2017 by

This week:  progress report on Great Lakes protection + full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative + weigh in on a Canadian plan to clean up Lake Erie + long-term water decision for Flint + an agreement on Line 5 + ways you can make a difference. NEW REPORT TRACKS BINATIONAL PROGRESS ON GREAT […]

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Michigan Governor Appoints State Official Criminally Charged in Flint Crisis to New Public Health Panel

Posted on November 22, 2017 by

LANSING, MI — On November 20th, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced his appointment of Dr. Eden Wells to lead a new Public Health Advisory Council. Dr. Wells is Michigan’s chief medical executive and one of fifteen current and former government officials facing prosecution for their role in the Flint water crisis. Wells was in court […]

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The State of Michigan Says Flint’s Water Is Safe

Posted on July 28, 2017 by

Note: Freshwater Future recommends that all Flint residents take advantage of the state’s water testing and water filter programs. As a Flint resident, you may have your water tested by the State for free, and you are entitled to free faucet filters and replacement cartridges. Filters are vital for any faucet that is used for […]

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