Drink Tap Water
New – Bottled At The Tap water bottles
St. Clair River tap water is safe to sip and our hope is to change tap water attitudes and practices. People are using bottled water instead of drinking tap water which is both environmentally costly and economically inefficient. To address this, we are using grant funds from our EGLE Public Advisory Council grant to create custom Bottled At The Tap water bottles and are printing signs, creating videos and compiling educational materials to promote tap water drinking.
Purchase a custom 18 oz stainless steel water bottle. Proceeds from sales provide support for our drinking water education and stewardship projects.
We drink tap water, and you should too!
Seven communities along the St. Clair River rely on the St. Clair River to provide clean, safe drinking water to their residents. About 60% of St. Clair County residents receive their drinking water from the St. Clair River.
The Huron-to-Erie Real-time Drinking Water Protection Network collects data on the river’s water quality in real time to promote collaborative water research and community education, and as a tool to aid emergency response in the event of spills or other environmental issues. The Water Protection Network includes the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, and the Detroit River and provides services to over 4 million people living in Southeast Michigan. Drinking water intake plants are located in Port Huron, Marysville, St. Clair, East China, Marine City, Algonac and Ira Township. These communities are committed to "to ensure clean and safe drinking water for all Michiganders" as identified in Snyder's Michigan Water Strategy.
The St. Clair River is a binational Area of Concern (AOC) that borders both the United States and Canada. An AOC is an area within the Great Lakes that suffered from historical environmental destruction. The St. Clair River has been considered an AOC because pollutants impacted animal, plant and human life. After many decades of restoration and revitalization work, St. Clair River tap water is safe to sip!
From the river to your tap – ditch plastic water bottles for St. Clair River tap water in a safe, reusable bottle!