When you think about water pollution, you might think about massive sewer overflows, factory pollution or agricultural runoff. But there’s another source of water pollution that might be in your backyard: septic systems that have failed.
They pollute lakes and streams around the state – and in fact, around the country.
Sean Hammond, deputy policy director for the Michigan Environmental Council, is calling for better rules for septic systems and inspections.
“We are the only state in the country to not have a statewide septic code,” Hammond said.