Clinton River Water Study
Good news for the Clinton River! The more we know and learn, the more we can do to protect clean water for everyone.
The Clinton River will soon be studied closely as part of a new effort to improve water quality and wastewater treatment in the region.
“Much like finding the sources of illicit sewage connections and discharges, responding to fuel spills, removing logjams and other ways we strive to protect our waterways, monitoring the health of the Clinton River is one of several contributing factors when our office points out that water quality and quality of life go hand in hand,” Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice S. Miller said.
The monitoring of the Clinton River is part of the Great Lakes Water Authority’s “Regional River Water Quality Monitoring Program” announced recently. Sensors will be installed at Clinton River locations in Sterling Heights and Clinton Township.
Commissioner Miller has a longtime commitment to testing for water quality. While serving in Congress, she secured funding for the purchase and installation of sensors in 2006 at seven water intake valves along the St. Clair River, and two valves in Lake St. Clair near New Baltimore and Mount Clemens. Those sensors sampled the water every 15 minutes to check for 27 different chemical contaminants.