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Watch Bridge discussion on Michigan’s aging water infrastructure

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On Wednesday, Bridge Michigan's latest Great Lakes Conservation series discussion focused on our state’s aging water infrastructure, including how Michigan's water funding and maintenance issues play out in cities big and small, as well as at the tap for water customers.


If you missed Wednesday's chat, you can watch it on-demand below. 


Bridge Michigan environment reporter Kelly House and Circle of Blue’s Brett Walton were joined by Tim Neumann, executive director of the Michigan Rural Water Association, Bonnifer Ballard, executive director of the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association and Ninah Sasy, policy and planning director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for an hour-long discussion.

This event is part of a six-part, bi-monthly discussion series about the Great Lakes produced in partnership with Circle of Blue and funded by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the Bosch Community Fund.

The event was also part of the Water’s True Cost series, created by The Great Lakes News Collaborative. The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and in the state’s drinking water. This independent journalism is supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Find all the collaborative’s work here.

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The series will resume on July 13. Stay tuned for an announcement of the topic and for registration information.

To regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning, including these bimonthly environmental discussions, and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Book Club selections and more — become a Bridge Club member today. Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this discussion.

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