City might rejoin Huron-to-Erie Drinking Water Monitoring System

By on October 6, 2012
Skyline of Algonac as seen across the St. Clair River (Credit: P199, via Wikimedia Commons)

A Michigan city may soon be reinstated in a network of cities that monitor water quality in two nearby rivers, according to the Times Herald.

Algonac Michigan was part of the Huron-to-Erie Drinking Water Monitoring System until 2010. The system monitors water from the St. Clair River and Detroit River. The Algonac City Council voted to rejoin the monitoring system if nearby Clay Township approves.

The two will split the cost of the monitoring. Clay Township will pay the majority of fees because it has greater water usage, according to the article. Cost will be $10,000 to $15,000 per year.

Communities in the water monitoring system test water at water treatment plant intake. Each town can monitor in their own fashion with municipal workers or contractors. They also can choose which monitoring technology to use.

Image: Skyline of Algonac as seen across the St. Clair River (Credit: P199, via Wikimedia Commons)

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