EGLE announces $41.5 million in MI Clean Water grants to help communities upgrade water infrastructure, protect health, environment
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August 18, 2023
Lead service line replacements and other water system upgrades in Detroit, and water treatment system improvements and lead line replacements in Jackson, are among $41.5 million in Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) grants recently awarded to Michigan communities.
The recent MI Clean Water Plan grants, all through EGLE’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), aim to help communities upgrade aging infrastructure to ensure healthy drinking water.
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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