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MSU 2017 Water Quality Report Released

MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities recently released the 2017 Water Quality Report for the university. The report describes the source and quality of drinking water on campus. Check out the report here.

MSU Extension talks septic tank maintenance

Proper maintenance of septic tank systems is important for protecting the Red Cedar River and other water bodies throughout Michigan. Check out this article from MSU Extension that discusses the basics of septic systems.    

E. coli and Beach Closures

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s latest MDEQ Minute video discusses E. coli and fecal contamination of Michigan’s surface waters and beaches. Check out the video here.

Rule Change: Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

From the DEQ Storm Water Update: The State of Michigan recently changed a rule under its Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) regulations (Part 91) to make it possible for a person conducting a transportation related project, authorized by a state or governmental agency within its jurisdiction or easement, to obtain a soil erosion permit …

Practitioners Needed: Storm Water Toolkit Survey

From the DEQ Storm Water Update: Effective storm water management is a challenge that communities across Michigan are seeking innovative ways to address. By complementing natural processes, green infrastructure can decrease flood damage, reduce nonpoint-source pollution, and create urban green spaces. A project supported by the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes and Sea Grant is …

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