Posted: 20 Aug 2013 09:15 PM PDT
Public water supplies are safer than ever – a lot safer than most bottled water. But new concerns about emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals and fragrances could drive up future costs for water treatment.

Great Lakes Echo
Who we are
Great Lakes Echo is a project of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. The Knight Center has undergraduate and graduate programs and holds workshops for professional journalists.

What we do
Echo was created with assistance of MSU’s Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media. Original content is produced by journalists working for the center. Additional content is provided by Capital News Service.

We foster and serve a news community defined by proximity to and interest in the environment of the Great Lakes watershed. We use traditional news reporting methods but also push the frontiers of journalism to harness the knowledge, interests, skills and energy of that community.