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Celebrate Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week with important tips to support water resources.
The water we drink. The water we enjoy. The water we use. There’s only one water. And it belongs to all of us.
Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office joins partners throughout Michigan in celebrating Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week from June 1-9 by supporting One Water stewardship.
The Great Lakes, along with our smaller lakes and rivers, provide all the freshwater we could ever need. While this water is plentiful, we depend just as much on the water providers and systems responsible for treating and delivering the water we drink, the water that falls, and the water we send down the drain.
The systems that treat our stormwater, wastewater, and drinking water are interrelated. It takes thousands of miles of pipes and a workforce of devoted professionals to cycle water out of our lakes and rivers, through our treatment plants, into our homes, back through wastewater treatment plants, and into our lakes and rivers again.
To keep our water fresh and flowing, it also takes a collective effort of everyone living in [community] to be stewards of our water resources. During Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week and beyond, all residents are encouraged to support water resources with the following tips.
One Water tips
Learn more about One Water, an initiative from our partners the Freshwater Forum at the Cranbrook Institue of Science, Great Lakes Water Authority, and SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments at miOneWater.org.