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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.


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.


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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