Detroit’s Unwavering Strength: Stronger by the Sinkhole and Sewer Collapse

Jan 30

Detroit’s Unwavering Strength: Stronger by the Sinkhole and Sewer Collapse

There’s no question that Detroit has had a whirlwind of activity surrounding water, sewer, and pipeline instability.  But most recently, the city sustained a shifting of sediment which has nearly blocked a collapsed sewer interceptor at a sinkhole prompting more than a half-million county residents and tens of thousands of businesses to restrict water usage. This...

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Michigan’s Water SOS, Perma-Liner Industries is at Attention!

Apr 05

Michigan’s Water SOS, Perma-Liner Industries is at Attention!

Oh, where to start with the Flint water crisis! For months on end you’ve been hearing the horrific details of the impossibly contaminated water. Residents have endured many long months since this catastrophe began. The misfortune of a sanitary and storm sewer system that is outdated, underfunded and unable to handle the volume flowing through its pipes, especially...

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Phosphorus Control and the Lake Erie Basin

Jan 29

Phosphorus Control and the Lake Erie Basin

Michigan has been proactive in the pursuit of total phosphorus reductions since Lake Erie was first declared void of living organisms in the 1960’s. The Detroit Water and Sewer Department is by far the largest point source discharge to Lake Erie. The reductions in this discharge were the main reason the Lake Erie ecosystem has seen many water quality problems over...

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Low-Interest Loans for Water Pollution Control

Dec 02

Low-Interest Loans for Water Pollution Control

Michigan’s Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund, better known as the State Revolving Fund (SRF), is a low-interest loan (2.5% for 20-year loans and 2.75% for 30-year loans in fiscal year 2016) financing program that assists qualified local municipalities with the construction of needed water pollution control facilities. If you have projects with components...

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