Healthy economy depends on water infrastructure, too!

February 2019

A healthy economy is just as dependent on water as is every resident of Michigan, so it's good to hear that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's plans to fix Michigan's worn-out infrastructure include water and sewer systems that are 50 to 100 years old.

While much attention has focused on Michigan roads, which are labeled among the worst in the nation, delivering safe water to businesses is crucial to the state's economic recovery and growth, as well as to public health.

Nearly half of all the water consumed in the U.S. is used to manufacture products; it takes about 39,000 gallons of water to manufacture one car. Every industry across the state relies on water, whether for making products, producing energy or delivering services.

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