Water Quality

Review of In-stream Nonpoint Source Control Methodologies to Reduce Erosion and Sedimentation and Abate Phosphorus Loadings to the Great Lakes

Download PDF | Published October 2014

This report presents a comprehensive literature review of innovative in-stream best management practices used throughout the United States and Canada to reduce nonpoint source pollution and phosphorus loadings, including constructed wetlands, riparian buffers, reactive materials, scrubber boxes, bed load interception technology, and two-stage ditches. Information is provided ...   Read More »

The Value of Great Lakes Water Initiative: Water Rate Workshop Final Report

Download PDF   |  Published May 2011

In 2010, the Great Lakes Commission received funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund to lead a team of experts to examine how public water is priced in the Great Lakes region and to assess the feasibility of employing innovative, efficiency-oriented water rates. ...   Read More »

The Value of Great Lakes Water Initiative: Great Lakes Water Rate Survey

Download Survey Results  |   Download Survey Report  |  Download Survey Powerpoint  | Published 2010

A survey was conducted during the fall 2010 by a team of Michigan State University students, under the guidance of Janice Beecher, Director of the Institute of Public Utilities and in consultation with ...   Read More »

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