Susan Crane Business Development We Energies 321 West Michigan Street, P421 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
Michigan is blessed by vast supplies of fresh surface waters and bordered by four of five Great Lakes: Michigan, Superior, Huron and Erie, collectively the largest source of fresh water by surface area and volume. These “inland seas” provide: drinking water for our residents, clean water as an input and product for numerous industries, recreational opportunities, habitat for fish and wildlife, freshwater for a vibrant commercial and recreational fishery, and transportation byways for a significant shipping industry. Our water withdrawal system offers businesses confidence that the water they need will be available.
The State of Michigan is also blessed with a vast supply of groundwater that traverses almost the entire state, and is used for drinking, irrigation, and industrial processing. It provides drinking water for over half the state’s residents through both public water supply systems and private drinking water wells.