Protecting The Great Lakes and Michigan's Water

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

“Water is Life” – 2018 Great Lakes Awards Celebration

Water is Life. Join Clean Water Action members, friends, volunteers, and staff to celebrate our efforts to protect our most precious resource.

Advocates and Lawmakers Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Clean Water Act

“To fulfill the goals of the Clean Water Act, we must rebuild our water infrastructure, which will prevent billions of gallons of raw sewage from entering our rivers and lakes each year,”

Septic tank lid. photo: flickr.com/mmwm (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Michigan needs a strong statewide sanitary code

Right now, the State House Natural Resources Committee is holding hearings on two bills, HB 5752 and HB 5753, that would create a statewide sanitary code for Michigan that requires regular inspections of all septic systems.

Mackinac Bridge

Pledge to hold Shady Schuette Accountable!

Sign our pledge today to get involved with our efforts to hold Bill Schuette accountable for his record of protecting major corporate polluters at the expense of the Great Lakes.

From We All Live Downstream

Septic tank lid. photo: flickr.com/mmwm (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
May 9, 2018

Each year, 9.4 billion gallons of raw sewage flow into our lakes and rivers from leaking septic systems, but Michigan is the only state in the U.S. without a uniform sanitary code requiring periodic inspections of septic systems.

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
April 9, 2018

Last week, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality did the unthinkable; they ruled in favor of Nestle in their controversial bid to double the amount of water they pump for next to nothing and sell back to us.

Great Lakes / photo: flickr.com/gsfc (CC BY 2.0)
December 5, 2017

We have two options here: demand our elected officials to act on behalf of their constituents and decommission Line 5 before it fails, or continue to elect people like Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette and keep our fingers crossed.