Round Island Light in the shipping lanes of the Straits of Mackinac, which connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress OKs $300 Million For Great Lakes Cleanup

Congress has approved $300 million to keep a multi-year program going that is aimed at fixing some of the Great Lakes’ biggest environmental problems, from invasive species to river bottoms laced with toxic chemicals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2011

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Commissioner Travels To Israel For Water Technology Conference

What can the tiny nation of Israel teach the “Great Lakes” state about fresh water? The answer is… a lot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/17/2011

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Boil Water Alert Lifted For Highland Park

On Sunday Highland Park experienced an interruption in their water service caused by an electrical problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2011

Council Hears Heated Debate On Detroit Water System

Detroit residents are urging the City Council to stand firm over efforts to turn control over the troubled water system over to outsiders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2011


Westland Hosts 2nd Rain Barrel Truckload Sale

The City of Westland is hosting a second rain barrel truckload sale due to the overwhelming response during their initial sale.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2011

Officials Need Funds To Monitor Drinking Water

Officials are looking for ways to fund a drinking water monitoring system that serves millions of people in a number of southeastern Michigan counties, and a lack of money could shut it down by year’s end.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2011

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No Water Service Near Sinkhole

Some Detroit residents who live near a sinkhole that opened up this week outside their home have a new problem — no water service.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/19/2011

A scanning electron microscopy image of the carbon nanotube-coated filter. For comparison, the inset is bare stainless steel mesh.

New Filter Technology From Michigan Tech

Water and oil may not mix, but, like two boxers nearing the end of the final round, they can get awfully tangled up. Now, Michigan Technological University scientists Yoke Khin Yap and Jaroslaw Drelich have created a filter that separates the two substances as quickly and cleanly as a ref breaking up a clinch.


Detroit Council Votes To Approve Water Rate Hike

The Detroit City Council voted, Tuesday, to raise water rates for Detroit and its suburban customers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2011

A flock of geese soar over the 16th tee and Lake Michigan  at Whistling Straits,  (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Cross Commemorating Those Lost At Sea-Submerged In Bay

An 11-foot long cross will be submerged about 21-feet into Little Traverse Bay Saturday, all in commemoration of those who died in water-related accidents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2011