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Governor Announces MI Clean Water

Oct 02, 2020

An historic $500 million investment into rebuilding the state’s water infrastructure was announced this week. The funding will provide direct investments into communities, while supporting over 7,500 jobs, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. MI Clean Water confront the large infrastructure issues the state is facing, such as lead-laden water service lines, toxic contamination like […]

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Michigan Adopts Strict PFAS in Drinking Water Standards

Jul 24, 2020

Ending a process that began in March 2019, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced the state will adopt a ruleset creating some of the nation’s most comprehensive regulations limiting PFAS contamination in drinking water. Following 15 session days in front of the Michigan Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, this ruleset passed […]

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Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference Announced

Feb 21, 2020

In April, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy will host the first Great Lakes Infrastructure Conference in Novi. Attendees at the conference will include municipal officials, water professionals, academia, nonprofits, and state and local officials from around the country. They will hear from experts and share information about water infrastructure challenges and solutions […]

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Hearings on Proposed PFAS Rules Announced

Jan 10, 2020

Throughout January, three public meetings are schedule to allow public input on proposed rules to establish maximum contaminant levels for PFAS in drinking water. The proposed rules will amend the current rules to provide provisions that reduce exposure to seven PFAS compounds in drinking water. The provisions include establishing water standards, sampling requirements, public notification […]

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Clean Water Public Advocate Appointed

Oct 25, 2019

Ninah Sasy has been appointed as the state’s Clean Water Public Advocate by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.  Prior to the appointment, she worked as a senior maternal child health strategist with the Department of Health and Human Services. She also brings to the role experience in grant administration, emergency response, and […]

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Michigan Awarded Grant for PFAS Health Study

Oct 11, 2019

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was selected as one of seven recipients to receive grant funding to study the health effects of PFAS in drinking water. The $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund a one-year, multi-site study to investigate the relationship between drinking water contaminated […]

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Water Quality Legislation Introduced

Aug 23, 2019

A bipartisan legislative package was introduced this week aimed at improving the testing and reporting of water quality in Michigan. Aspects of the legislation include: Requires periodic testing of water for lead at childcare facilities, colleges and universities, hospitals, nursing homes, and adult care facilities The creation of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control […]

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Final Report on PFAS in Drinking Water Released

Aug 23, 2019

The first of its kind in the nation, the final report from last year’s $1.7 million study reviewing samples of water supplies has been released. The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) posted the final report, showing the test results from 1,723 communities, schools, childcare providers, and tribal water supplies. Results showed that roughly 90% […]

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