The Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program (MGSP)
offers public service educational programs that can help Spring Lake watershed
residents protect water quality. These programs are voluntary, confidential,
and free.They are supported by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, and are staffed by Americorp volunteers.
Home*A*Syst (H*A*S) is
self-assessment program you can use to evaluate your home and property for
pollution and health risks. It is
designed to provide homeowners and/or renters with the information and tools
they need to take action. H*A*S can help you:
the health of you and your family.
Preventing or eliminating dangers in the water you drink or from hazardous
chemicals in your home is important to avoid potential health risks.
Prevent contamination of water supplies and other natural
resources. Protecting groundwater and surface water quality is essential
to you and your neighbors and others downstream. This is important whether your
drinking water comes from a private well or municipal system.
Protect your financial investment. Your home is often your
most valuable investment. Knowing about potential risks or problems can help you
prevent costly cleanups, repairs, and legal troubles. And it pays not only to
take care of your own property but also to make sure others around you are using
good management practices, property neighborhood, or in your lake.
These supplements offer additional information specific to certain
Shoreline Property to Protect Water Quality- examines the special role
shoreline property owners have in preventing contamination of their lake or
environmental risk assessment guide for lawn care practices, providing
information for different seasons of the year.
Kent and Ottawa County Residents- Contact
the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) at (616)451-3051, ext. 23.
Muskegon County Residents- Contact the Muskegon Conservation District at
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