State of Water Episode 34 Call to Action: State Septic Code Needed!

There are an estimated 330,000 failing septic systems in the state of Michigan that are leaking into ground and surface waters. In episode 34 of our State of Water podcast, Susan Fawcett describes what a catastrophic situation this is and how important it is for Michigan to enact a statewide septic code. Tune in to the full episode to hear many more insightful and entertaining stories about Susan’s adventures as a botanist, researcher, scuba diver, and musician.

A new set of bills is currently being considered in the Michigan legislature that would enact a statewide septic code, something that every other state in the US has already done. Thanks to the many citizens and organization such as FLOW and CWA who have advocated for policy reforms to address Michigan’s failing water infrastructure for years. Reach out to your MI legislators and encourage them to support House Bills 4479 and 4480 and Senate Bills 299 and 300.

Read more about the issue and the bills being considered in the Michigan Advance: Amid Michigan’s water infrastructure woes, lawmakers renew push for a state septic code