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MI-AWWA is a vital community of nearly 1,700 water professionals in Michigan leading the advancement of water knowledge and improving the value and quality of water in our lives. We are dedicated to educating our members to ensure a reliable supply of safe, clean water for Michigan.

MI-AWWA is a section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world's most important resource.

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Recent News

Press Release: State water industry leaders oppose mandated piping bill

Proposed legislation that would reduce local control of public water and wastewater systems by mandating the use of certain piping materials is opposed by the Michigan Section of American Water Works Association.  Similar bills, known as the “public works quality materials procurement act,” have been introduced in 11 other states, all of which have rejected the measures. Read more.

Press Release: MI-AWWA names new Board of Trustees

The Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association (MI-AWWA) has named its new Board of Trustees, who help lead MI-AWWA's mission of treating, delivering and protecting clean, safe water for Michigan communities. Read more.

Press Release: Proposed lead/copper rules will impact costs, ratepayers

Reducing or eliminating lead in Michigan drinking water is an important public health goal that water industry professionals support. However, that goal must be balanced with other needed infrastructure improvements, costs and affordability, says the Michigan Section of American Water Works Association (MI-AWWA). Read more.

Press Release: Water professionals review proposed lead and copper regulations

Representatives from Michigan’s water utilities met Nov. 8 to review Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) proposed rules for lead and copper in drinking water during a meeting hosted by the Michigan Section, AWWA. Read more.

Press Release: section Responds to Epa Report on MDEQ

In order to ensure future generations of Michiganders have safe drinking water, the Michigan Section of American Water Works Association (MI/AWWA) endorses the recommendations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contained in a 226-page report released Oct. 24 entitled, “Review of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Program” and urges the governor’s office to take steps to implement them. Read more.

statement: Michigan drinking water safe

On July 26, 2017 the Detroit Free Press published a story about contaminants found in tap water. The source of the story was a report issued by the Environmental Work Group (EWG) that paints a fearful and distorted picture of the safety of tap waters that are being provided to customers throughout the United States. Read more.

PRESS RELEASE: DRINKING WATER WEEK

As water treatment professionals from across the state gather in Bath Township on May 3 to learn about new requirements for evaluating, maintaining and replacing aging water infrastructure, Michigan and other states are preparing to celebrate Drinking Water Week (May 7–13) and remind consumers that safe, affordable water is a public health and economic necessity that requires investment. Read more.

WATER UTILITY ENERGY CHALLENGE

AWWA and partners received grant funds through the Great Lakes Protection Fund to develop and administer the Water Utility Energy Challenge (WUEC) to reduce energy related pollution emissions (focus on mercury) in water distribution systems. Congratulations to the City of Ann Arbor and the Great Lakes Water Authority for being accepted into the Challenge.

 

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