community water systems http://michiganradio.org en Warming temperatures may cause more water main breaks in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/warming-temperatures-may-cause-more-water-main-breaks-michigan <p>Temperatures across Michigan today are rising into the 50’s.</p><p></p><p>Warmer temperatures are expected to cause headaches for local water systems.</p><p></p><p>Water mains could break as surrounding ground thaws.</p><p></p><p>Flint is dealing with 30 to 40 water main breaks at any one time.</p><p></p><p>Howard Croft is Flint’s Public Works director.</p><p></p><p>He expects the number of water main breaks will increase this week…</p><p></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:59:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17033 at http://michiganradio.org Warming temperatures may cause more water main breaks in Michigan Mount Clemens wins contest for best water http://michiganradio.org/post/mount-clemens-wins-contest-best-water <p>Mount Clemens in southeastern Michigan has been honored for the best drinking water.<br><br>The Macomb Daily says Mount Clemens recently received the nod from the Michigan branch of the American Water Works Association. The competition was conducted by a state engineer, and three judges graded the city's water and others on clarity, taste and odor.<br><br>Mount Clemens water comes from Lake St. Clair. The city has its own water department and doesn't rely on Detroit, a major supplier of water to the suburbs.<br> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 19:28:46 +0000 The Associated Press 9548 at http://michiganradio.org Mount Clemens wins contest for best water Michigan's community water systems flowing despite drought http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-community-water-systems-flowing-despite-drought <p>Michigan&rsquo;s municipal water systems appear to be holding up well as a mild drought increases demand for water.</p><p></p><p>The drought is most acute in southern parts of Michigan. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:35:10 +0000 Steve Carmody 8366 at http://michiganradio.org