Protecting Michigan’s Waters: Infrastructure for the Future

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Protecting Michigan’s Waters: Infrastructure for the Future

There are currently many threats to our water here in Michigan. Most of these threats have been looming for years, but action on them has been pushed off, as our legislature procrastinates and ignores the problems instead of taking the hard steps that action requires.

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Tell your legislators to fund water infrastructure updates now!

Act now, by contacting your State House representative and State Senator and urging them to take a stand for water by investing in updating and replacing our crumbling water infrastructure!

flooded sewer grate / photo: flickr.com/ghost_bear CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Michigan families should not foot the bill for outdated infrastructure!

Contact your Representative today and tell them to replace our water infrastructure instead of shifting the burden of failing infrastructure to Michigan families.

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Michigan’s Outdated and Dangerous Combined Sewer Systems

The biggest problem with combined systems is that during rainfall events the water flow often exceeds the systems' capacity.

From We All Live Downstream

Tittabawassee River photo: flickr.com/collins_family (CC BY-SA 2.0)
November 6, 2017

Last week, Saginaw Township’s wastewater retention and treatment basins overflowed. After just over two inches of rainfall stressed the outdated sewer infrastructure to its failing point, over three million gallons of partially treated sewage was released into the Tittabawassee River.

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September 27, 2017

Investing in water infrastructure is imperative for the economy. It won’t just be an investment in clean and safe water, but an investment that will create and sustain jobs for millions of Americans.