Thursday, June 21, 2007

Resources: the BODY of water

At the Oxbow residence, drinking water comes from the Kalamazoo water treatment facility and wells. In filtering water from Lake Michigan, our biggest concern is the Kalamazoo river. The EPA assumed responsibility for the Superfund cleanup on the Kalamazoo River and The Allied Paper Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund Site began an 80-mile clean-up effort as our residency began (June 1, 2007). The removal effort is documented here. For more information about the quality of water look here. PCBs and non-point contaminants are discussed here and other MI watershed links can be found here.

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