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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.

In Benton Harbor, Residents’ Complaints of Lead-Tainted Water Carry Echoes

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Water samples from Benton Harbor homes since 2018 consistently revealed elevated levels of lead

Some Chicagoans Wary of Lead Pipe Replacement

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Mistrust of the government, fears related to immigration, and unclear messaging make the operation a hard sell in some neighborhoods.

Dealing With The Soup of Chemicals That Can Get Into Your Drinking Water

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All the things that go down the drain and end up at the waste water treatment plant are not removed there. It's a soup of chemicals.

Michigan’s Rural Water Systems Confront Generations of Inadequate Investment

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A critical juncture is reached for providing water to Michigan's rural communities.

HotSpots H2O: Canadian Government Misses Target to End Water Insecurity for First Nations Communities

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Many First Nations in Canada continue to live without clean water six years after the government began actively addressing the issue, according to a report published by the Auditor General of Canada late last month.
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Michigan Dams Need ‘Immediate Attention’ to Prevent Next Failure

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Michigan’s aging dams require “comprehensive and immediate attention” to avoid future tragedies like last summer’s Midland-area dam failures, a state task force has determined.

High Demand for New Michigan Water Infrastructure Grants

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A new grant program in Michigan to rid drinking water systems of contaminants is proving to be quite popular.