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May 31, 2022
This month of The Catch features stories from our partners in the Great Lakes News Collaborative. The collaborative study of water costs in the Great Lakes region was the focus of the latest episode.
Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham shares a story he followed in northern Michigan at Elk Lake, where plants and E. coli are emerging in previously crystal clear water.
“Some people want to blame agriculture, others want to blame other sources like goosebumps,” Graham said. “But in reality it’s probably coming from faulty sewage treatment plants.”
Learn more about Great Lakes Now:
Michigan’s lack of sanitation regulations is causing problems for some of its most pristine lakes
Short-term changing local governments in Michigan have led to the deterioration of water systems and other services
Five solutions to Michigan’s drinking water problems
- septic systems
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