Importance of Water Quality

Clean water is important for a multitude of reasons, which include the following:

Health of People and the Planet

Clean water is critical for all life functions on the planet and is highly susceptible to contamination from human activities such as dumping, littering and sewage overflow.

Equity and Social Justice

Every community member deserves to have clean water for their daily needs as well as access and opportunity to experience and enjoy local waterways.

Economy and Community

Lansing's waterways are the centerpieces of the community, not only connecting the people to the natural environment, but allowing them the opportunity to connect with one another. There is a huge economic development potential in safe and clean urban waters.