GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Drinking water safety is the top infrastructure concern among Michigan voters, a new EPIC-MRA survey finds.
The survey released Tuesday was commissioned by the Fix MI State campaign led by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, aimed at drawing attention to Michigan’s aging infrastructure.
In it, 25 percent of voters identified fixing Michigan’s infrastructure as the top problem facing the state, followed by improving childhood education (16 percent) and controlling crime and drugs (15 percent.)
When broken down further, 45 percent of surveyed voters said unsafe drinking water was their top infrastructure concern. The findings come as Michigan continues to address the water crisis in Flint and toxic tap water investigation in the Rockford area.
State road and bridge safety was the second-most common infrastructure concern, at 22 percent, followed by possible lake and river contamination by sewage spills, at 19 percent.