Water and Sewer Environmental Information

Lead and Copper Sampling Results:
The results of our 2017 lead and copper drinking water testing are in.  Our 90th percentile lead level was <2ppb, and copper was <196 ppb. These are well below the action levels of 15ppb and 1300 ppb respectively.  Corrosion control methods are working effectively.  Read this FAQ to learn more about steps you can take to protect water quality in your home: http://bit.ly/2pXynd2

Lead and Copper FAQS:
Interested in learning more about lead and copper and how corrosion control is used to reduce the risk of lead from pipes, plumbing and solder getting into your water? Check out these informative FAQs created by the Great Lakes Water Authority available in English, Arabic and Spanish: http??bit.ly/2pb0tS7


2017 Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute:
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/info/michigan_lake_and_stream_leaders_institute
The Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute (LSLI) provides a unique and intensive leadership development opportunity for citizens, local leaders, and water resource professionals who wish to develop technical and people skills needed by leaders who can effectively protect Michigan’s lakes and streams.


 Stormwater Programs & Enviromental Tips:
Sewer System Bears the Cost of Flushed Wipes
Fall Landscaping/Composting

 History- Creating a Water Authority for the Region

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Follow this link to learn about watershed protection efforts in your area.

The Clinton River watershed covers 760 square miles through four counties (Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer, and St. Clair). From its headwaters in Springfield Township, the Clinton River travels 80 miles and eventually empties into Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township. Over 1.4 million people live in the watershed's 60 communities. The CRWC is a non-profit environmental organization that protects, enhances, and celebrates the Clinton River, its watershed, and Lake St. Clair. 

CRWC's RiverSafe LakeSafe  

The CRWC Weekly Clean program has been going strong since 2012 as part of our larger Keeping It Clean program. It’s a great way for community members to get outside and involved in efforts to clean up their local areas of the watershed, and a great way to give back to the community. Pick a date, bring a friend, and come on out! For more information contact Abby Lane at abby@crwc.org or (248)601-0606.


 

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(Link to SEMCOG Partners for Clean Water)
Under the federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Clean Air Act, SEMCOG is the designated planning agency for both water and air quality.

The Information Center contains a publications database of all current SEMCOG reports. Residents interested in improving the region's air and water quality have access to the Ozone Action and Ours to Protect programs. This is also the place to come for carpooling and vanpooling opportunities. 
GET ON BOARD VIDEO on transit progress.

SEMCOG Did You Know? video
Protecting Our Water...Seven Simple Steps


 

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Department of Enviromental Quality 
Department of Environmental Quality Water Programs establish water quality standards, assess water quality, provide regulatory oversight for all public water supplies, issue permits to regulate the discharge of industrial and municipal wastewaters, monitor State Water resources for water quality, the quantity and quality of aquatic habitat, the health of aquatic communities, and compliance with state laws.


 

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Water Quality Awareness Month Summer is inching closer and Macomb County has beautiful lakes, rivers and streams for all residents to enjoy. Unfortunately, polluted runoff from everyday household activities is a major source of contamination. Visit the Macomb County website for information on how to protect our environment.


 

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MSU Extension provides information and offers on-going educational programs in three areas:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Children, Youth and Family Programs 
Community and Economic Development