WATER: Just How Clean Is It?

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The Clean Water Act, passed in 1972, is responsible for cleaning up the acts of our country’s largest point-source polluters. This has lead to a significant improvement in the water quality of our major lakes and rivers. However, as long as there are humans on this planet, both point-source pollution and non-point-source pollution will continue to exist. Just like any other river, the Mackinaw has its share of polluters, which in reality, includes every one of us who live in the Mackinaw watershed. Since we all need and depend on the water in the river and the watershed, we all need to be a part of an effort to minimize our own negative impacts on water quality.

WATER: Just How Clean Is It?

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