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It is important that water professionals stay apprised of the latest regulations and any proposed legislation that may impact how you do your job. The Association and the Michigan Section stay on top of the issues and provide updates as we can.

Utility members get special access to Utility Insider and other alerts from AWWA. Visit the Utility Insider archive on to see what's been happening at the federal level.

The Section also periodically published Position Statements to help clarify the position the Section takes on particular issues.



Rule Changes Impacting Water Professionals

The LCR page now has the final Lead and Copper Rule and a Q&A on implementation.


Proposed Michigan Legislation
Impacting Water Professionals

This is a working list of legislative activity being monitored by the Section's Government Affairs Council as of Feb 20, 2019.

If you have updated information or have questions on any of the below bills, please email the Chair.







SB14 Brinks Provides a maximum for certain contaminant levels allowed in drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act. 1/15/19 to Environmental Quality  
SB49 Bayer Creates a Human Right to Water Act and requires all state departments and agencies to establish certain water affordability criteria. 1/23/19 to Environmental Quality
HB4064 Neeley Provides for program for testing and removing lead in drinking water used by schools and child care centers. 1/17/19 to Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation  



Creates water ombudsman.

1/17/19 to Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation

HB4122 Hammoud   Creates accessible and affordable water act. 2/5/19 to Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation  
 HB4175 Cherry Revises definition of lead-free pipes and pipe fittings to match federal definition. 2/13/19 to Regulatory Reform  





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