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Customers get cheaper, cleaner water when communities share the cost of infrastructure.
Many of Michigan’s 1,773 cities, villages, and townships are reaching a water infrastructure crisis point.
Failing systems can allow contaminated water to seep through the earth into nearby bodies of water.
Cities around the Great Lakes region struggle with the cost of water maintenance and operation as their populations decline.
As some rural towns lose population and government funds shrink, some drinking water systems are one failure away from crisis.
Michigan cities rich and poor, big and small have been delaying maintenance on their water systems for decades. Now, even wealthy towns are suffering the consequences of past reluctance to pay for water system upkeep.
How climate change and human activity are driving violence between farming and pastoralist communities.
Global water security is increasingly threatened. Accounting for water use and risk ought to have the same urgency with which we address carbon.
Two countries, eight states, five lakes — and 84 percent of the continent’s surface fresh water. As water crises beset North America, all eyes are on the Great Lakes and the leaders, systems, and rules that govern them. Let Circle of Blue reporters guide you through the biggest international, state, and local policy news stories […]