Items Tagged with 'water'


Wolverine Worldwide giving 338 homes water-filtration systems

October 12, 2017
Wolverine Worldwide has pledged to pay for water testing and filtration systems in homes that might have been affected by the manufacturer’s disposal of leather tanning byproducts in the 1960s. Read More

School receives bottled water amid tests for hazardous chemicals

October 12, 2017
| By AP
Officials are shutting off drinking fountains and providing bottled water at a middle school in the area, as they test water for possible hazardous chemicals from a decades-old tannery waste dump site nearby. Read More

Ottawa County feeling the water pressure

Michigan agriculture is making a dent in the subterranean water supply.

April 17, 2015
When it comes to water use, all eyes are on California, struggling with a major drought now in its fourth year. Read More

Ottawa’s water aquifers provide emphasis for concern, state policies

April 17, 2015
Recognition of Earth Day around the country will include thousands of activities and community demonstrations specifying various aspects of sustainability and pride of association. Read More

What makes your ‘water’ better than anyone else’s?

March 20, 2015
Ask anyone in New York City why their bagels are the best in the world and they’ll say, “It's the water!” Read More

Brewers join push to save Great Lakes

Water conservation conference is coming to Grand Rapids this week.

October 17, 2014
Grand Rapids is a hub of water conservation efforts this year. Read More

Grand Rapids to reduce energy costs for sewer system

City also ready to change the way it sanitizes customers’ water.

December 20, 2013
The city of Grand Rapids will spend up to $3.7 million to make energy improvements to its wastewater system and also add a new and less risky method to disinfect drinking water for its customers in four cities, four townships and Ottawa County. Read More

New Holland Brewing partners with Dirty Water Beer

May 22, 2013
Another West Michigan brewery is teaming up with an organization in an attempt to better the world’s water supply. Read More

Average cab fares won’t go up

But city water and sewer rates will go down.

December 22, 2012
Revelers on New Year’s Eve can grab a taxi after the clock strikes 2013 next week and safely ride home at 2012 prices. Read More

Ottawa County deep aquifer may be threatened

MSU research points to potential future problem of too many wells there.

November 5, 2012
The Ottawa County Planning Commission has learned from Michigan State University researchers that the deep aquifer under the center of the county may not be able to recharge sufficiently, under current levels of pumping. “We are at a critical crossroads right now with the main aquifer in the county,” said Mark Knudsen, director of the Ottawa County Planning and Performance Improvement Department. Read More