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Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A bottled water company wants permission to pump more water from the Muskegon River Watershed. Local environmental groups are pushing back. They want the state Department of Environmental Quality to slow down the approval process. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A Michigan department needs to do more to follow its own regulations on bottled water inspection. That was the message of an audit released Wednesday by the Office of the Auditor General. 

(MPRN-Lansing) A global bottled water company is asking the state for permission to more than double how much water it’s withdrawing from the ground in west Michigan. 

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder and state environmental officials have declared western Lake Erie is an “impaired” waterway that needs to be cleaned up. 

The city of Kalamazoo has lifted a boil water advisory which had been issued last week after a water main break at the intersection of South Burdick and Belmont Streets. 

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