• The Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate was established in 2019 under Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-06.  The overall intent of this Executive Order, and thereby the creation of the Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate is to ensure that the state is more responsive to risks to the environment and public health. Engagement of Michigan residents is imperative to improving communication, supporting community efforts and ensuring transparency and accountability.


  • Here are a few ways that you can lend your voice

    to improve water quality in Michigan

Get Involved

Be an Ambassador

  • Building bridges with communities will help improve communication, transparency, and accountability. Community residents throughout Michigan are encouraged to become Clean Water Community Ambassadors.  As Ambassadors, you can help improve our programs by providing your community's perspective to drinking water related efforts.

     Learn More about Clean Water Ambassadors

Public Participation in EGLE Activities

Public Participation in EGLE Activities

  • If you are not interested in being an Ambassador, and would still like to provide feedback regarding EGLE activities, you can find information on how to provide feedback by visiting EGLE's Public Involvement webpage.

     Learn More about Public Involvement at EGLE

Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

  • EGLE offers a variety of training and conferences that may be helpful for Michigan residents. 

    • Great Lakes Virtual PFAS Summit: December 6 - 10, 2021. The goals of this virtual event are to provide the most current and reliable science and policy, facilitate information sharing, and explore current and future research topics related to PFAS. Please contact EGLE-CleanWater@Michigan.gov for more information.

Advocate for Policy Change

Advocate for Policy Change

Focus on Water Initiatives

  • If you're having a hard time paying water or other utility bills, there may be help. Call 2-1-1 or visit Mi211.org

  • Water Assistance

    If you are having a hard time paying your water or other utility bills, there may be help. Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? We're here for you. Any time. All the time. Just call, text, or search online and we'll get you connected.

     Visit Mi211.org