EGLE announces $30.8 million in MI Clean Water grants to help Michigan communities upgrade water infrastructure
Jun 17, 2023
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August 04, 2023
Water main work in Southeast Michigan, sewage disposal improvements in Pontiac, and wastewater system upgrades in the Village of Prescott are among almost $31 million in Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) grants recently awarded to Michigan communities.
The MI Clean Water Plan grants, through EGLE’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), and Substantial Public Health Risk Project Program (SPHRP) aim to help communities ensure clean drinking water and manage wastewater to protect public health and Michigan’s natural resources.
Seventy percent of Michiganders are served by more than 1,000 community wastewater systems and a similar percentage get drinking water from community water systems. Those systems often struggle to find resources to address legacy issues like aging drinking water and stormwater facilities and emerging challenges like new standards for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) “forever chemicals.”
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Legislature, and federal agencies have ramped up funding for aging water infrastructure – a critical move to help ensure those water systems continue to protect public health and the environment, including Michigan’s unmatched freshwater resources.
More than half of EGLE’s budget has traditionally passed through to Michigan cities, towns, villages, and other local government agencies to finance critical improvements that help them better protect residents and our natural resources.
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Water main replacement in Highland Park, pollution filtration in Ann Arbor’s drinking water plant, and identification of lead water lines in Grand Rapids and Mayville are among $11.7 million in Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) grants recently awarded to Michigan communities.
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