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All meetings are held at the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission in the Large Conference room, unless otherwise specified. View past meeting materials here.

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Groundwater in the News

Small Wells and Water Treatment Systems

Water treatment efforts on residential or private wells and small community-managed groundwater systems are typically focused on aesthetic issues such as taste or discoloration, or water quality contaminants such as arsenic. Water treatment...

Backed-up Pipes, Stinky Yards: Climate Change Is Wrecking Septic Tanks

Lewis Lawrence likes to refer to the coastal middle peninsula of Virginia as suffering from a “soggy socks” problem. Flooding is so persistent that people often can’t walk around without getting their feet wet. Over two decades, Lawrence...

Rights vs. Regulations: When it Comes to Septic Codes, Property Rights Remain a Big Barrier

 

In Michigan, with public health departments fully occupied with COVID-19, septic systems have been pushed back as a priority. But even before COVID-19, it wasn’t much of a priority in the Legislature, because the last time an attempt was made... 

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Why Pumping Groundwater Isn't a Long-term Solution to Drought

Signs of drought proliferate across the American West. California is rationing water for farmers in the state’s Central Valley. Salmon are dying en masse in the Pacific Northwest as river temperatures climb. Lake Mead, on the border of Nevada...

Well Drillers Struggle to Keep up With Demand for Water

 

The stock ponds Kris Folland uses to water about 100 cattle on his Kittson County farm are shrinking to muddy puddles. "The ponds are basically all dry,” said Folland. “The other day I dug a 14-foot deep hole, cleaned one [pond] out, and there...

As Drought Grips American West, Irrigation Becomes Selling Point for Michigan

 

NOTTAWA, MI – In early July, a breeze slipped over a treeline of tall maples and stirred shoulder-high stalks of corn on Larry Walton’s 500-acre farm. It was an encouraging sound, like whispered words of stability, security, and profit. But how long...

Princeton Researchers Join $1M NSF Effort to Model Nation's Groundwater

Researchers from Princeton will help lead a $1 million project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will use artificial intelligence to simulate the nation’s natural groundwater system in an effort to improve water management and help people better prepare for flooding and drought...

2020 By the Numbers: 995 Wastewater Samples Tested for COVID-19

EGLE and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services piloted with local health departments across the state to sample wastewater at 306 different locations for the presence of the COVID-19 virus in human waste streams...

 

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