Combating Water Quality Issues
with Candice S. Miller, Macomb County Public Works Commissioner
As Macomb County Public Works Commissioner, Candice S. Miller has responsibility for many of the critical infrastructure components of Macomb County that support the local economy and benefit the quality of life in our communities. She is responsible for the management and upkeep of 952 county drains, all of which eventually drain stormwater into Lake St. Clair. As such, she and her office are able to have tremendous impact on protecting the quality of the lake. As manager of the Macomb Interceptor Drain and co-manager of the Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Drain, she manages a system of pipes and pumps that provide sewer services to well in excess of 1 million people. Other major duties include administration of the Soil Erosion Control Act, review of subdivision plats and management of the Chapaton and Martin Retention Basins. Her office supports ongoing educational efforts to teach both children and adults about the benefits of preserving and protecting our natural resources.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess
Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team
Fighting the Measles Outbreak in Michigan
As of April 17, 2019, theMichigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 43 total measles cases statewide since March 13, 2019.
The outbreak, which began in mid-March, has resulted in 40 cases in Oakland County, one in Wayne County and one in the City of Detroit. In addition, an international traveler was diagnosed with measles following a visit to Washtenaw County, during which time he was contagious. Infected individuals range in age from 8 months to 63 years; a majority of the cases involve adults.
Unvaccinated residents, or residents who are unsure of their vaccination status,shouldget vaccinated. Residents should contact theirhealthcare provider or local health department to receive vaccine. If symptoms develop, do not visit your doctor or emergency room unless you call ahead so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other individuals.