The recent Flint Water Crisis has brought to light the growing problems our underground infrastructure faces across the state. Due to a combination of the passage of time and a lack of investment, our underground sewer and water pipes are aging and deteriorating at an alarming rate. To bring attention to this problem, MITA’s Executive Vice President, Mike Nystrom, wrote an op-ed that was published in the Flint Journal yesterday. The op-ed was then circulated statewide via Mlive, which is affiliated with major newspapers in the following communities: Flint, Ann Arbor, Bay City, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Muskegon and Saginaw. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it and share it. You can also find the link to this article on the MITA Facebook page, as well as on the MITA Twitter feed. As always, we strongly encourage you to share and re-tweet the article through social media.
In addition, we’ve included our newly established underground news summary for your review, as well as our most recent transportation news summary. The two issues are extremely important, and we want to assure all members that we are following the progress of both very closely. We will continue to send updates as movement occurs.
Click here to read the full op-ed by Executive Vice President Mike Nystrom.
Click here to read the latest underground news summary.
Click here to read the latest transportation news summary.