The historic Aug. 11 storm dumped 10 billion gallons of sewer overflows in Michigan's waters Ten billion gallons of sewer overflows, both raw and partially treated, poured into Michigan’s waters in the historic Aug. 11 flood.
Study asks: Is there an easier way to locate at-risk septic systems?In fact, one of the more perplexing questions about water pollution in this river has been “how much of a problem are failing septics?”
Michigan rivers polluted by human, animal waste more than double previous estimatesOver 7,000 miles of rivers in the state are documented with high levels of pathogens. More ominous: Most rivers have yet to be tested for fecal matter. “The more you look, the more you find.”