Clean water

Tom Silsby inside MSU water treatment plant photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

A $21-million dollar project to improve water service and quality on Michigan State University’s campus is now operational.


dam on Grand River
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Recent heavy rains have resulted in sewage overflows into the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers.


Water Faucet
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Water mains will be flushed starting today in East Lansing.


Straits of Mackinac
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for volunteers to help assess environmental and navigation hazards in the Straits of Mackinac, the channel that links Lakes Huron and Michigan.

Water Faucet
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More than 60 drinking water systems in Michigan sampled last year had measurable levels of a class of long-lasting and highly toxic chemicals linked to cancer and a variety of other illnesses, state officials said Monday.

The Michigan Libertarian Party held its nominating convention this past weekend in Gaylord. That’s in time to meet Monday’s deadline to turn in to the state a slate of candidates for the November ballot.
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Republicans in the state House laid out their priorities Tuesday. And GOP leaders say there’s plenty of room to work with Michigan’s new Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer. 

Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder wants to put more than $370 million dollars toward things like clean water, infrastructure, and Child Protective Services.