A $2-million early-warning system designed to monitor drinking water for more than 3.5 million Michigan residents cleared a funding hurdle recently, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Lt. Gov. John Cherry announced Aug. 5 that the state will pay $250,000 to help operate the system, which stretches from Mt. Clemens to Port Huron.
Officials hope to begin using the system, which is designed to monitor toxic chemicals at nine drinking water plants along Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River, later this year.
Source: Detroit Free Press