The Winnebago Waterways Program engages with watershed residents in order to improve, protect and enjoy the lakes and tributaries within the Winnebago System.
The Northeast Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium (NEWSC) is a subsidiary of the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance and is made up of 41 permitted MS4 communities working together to meet and exceed Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources stormwater regulations.
The city of Milwaukee coordinates with local stakeholders to provide multiple options for people to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Great Lakes Water Authority has an internal goal of maintaining the phosphorus concentration of their effluent at 80 percent of the permit limit for their Water Resource Recovery Facility.
Great Lakes Water Authority partners with the University of Michigan and other Lake Erie stakeholders on several research and assessment projects aimed at better understanding and reducing phosphorus loading into the Detroit River from point sources within the city and nonpoint sources from the surrounding watershed.
The Great Lakes Water Authority has water quality sensing equipment located at two surface intakes in the Detroit River that contribute data to the Huron-to-Erie Real-time Drinking Water Protection Network.
The Detroit River is an international border between the U.S. and Canada and the location of two Great Lakes Water Authority surface intakes. Coordinating with Canadian environmental agencies is critical to ensuring that the intakes are protected from potential impacts to sources of drinking water coming from both sides of the border.
Great Lakes Water Authority has a system-wide emergency response plan as well as individual response plans for each of their facilities to ensure the prompt initiation of a targeted response in the event of a spill with the potential to impact source water.
In addition to meeting all safe drinking water act requirements, Great Lakes Water Authority carries out additional monitoring activities as part of federal programs and research initiatives, state-mandated programs, and voluntary actions.
Great Lakes Water Authority developed a mobile-access, geographic information systems (GIS)-based map that incorporates real-time operational data along its wastewater interceptors and at its rain gauges.
New York’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) Initiative seeks to mitigate the threat of HABs to sources of drinking water in upstate New York through regional collaboration, advanced monitoring pilot projects, and the development and implementation of community-specific action plans.
The City of Ann Arbor Water Treatment Plant has taken voluntary steps to enhance the removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from drinking water.
The U.S. EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) requires all public drinking water systems serving at least 10,000 people and a random subset of smaller public systems to periodically monitor for selected contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). Some of these CECs affect source water quality and drinking water treatment needs.