Michigan’s ‘Very Big Opportunity’ in Infrastructure Windfall

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More communities gain access to the largest federal infusion in a half-century.

Some Michigan Water Systems Are Overbuilt, Underfunded. Are Mergers The Answer?

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Customers get cheaper, cleaner water when communities share the cost of infrastructure.

High Cost of Water Hits Home

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Rising rates hurt the state’s poorest residents.

Short-Changing Michigan Local Governments Has Resulted in Deteriorating Water Systems and Other Services

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Many of Michigan’s 1,773 cities, villages, and townships are reaching a water infrastructure crisis point.

Michigan’s Lack of Septic System Regulations is Causing Problems for Some of its Most Pristine Lakes

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Failing systems can allow contaminated water to seep through the earth into nearby bodies of water.

Michigan’s 20th Century Water Systems Too Big For Its Shrinking City Populations

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Cities around the Great Lakes region struggle with the cost of water maintenance and operation as their populations decline.

Many Rural Towns Have Neglected Drinking Water Systems for Decades

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As some rural towns lose population and government funds shrink, some drinking water systems are one failure away from crisis.

Water Woes Loom for Michigan Suburbs, Towns After Decades of Disinvestment

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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.

After Decades of Neglect, Bill Coming Due for Michigan’s Water Infrastructure

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Federal and state governments begin to reverse course on underinvestment to address water’s true cost.