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Governor Announces MI Clean Water

Oct 02, 2020

An historic $500 million investment into rebuilding the state’s water infrastructure was announced this week. The funding will provide direct investments into communities, while supporting over 7,500 jobs, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. MI Clean Water confront the large infrastructure issues the state is facing, such as lead-laden water service lines, toxic contamination like PFAS, undersized sewers, failing septic systems, and constrained local budgets.

Specifics of the funding include:

    • Lead Service Line Replacement in Disadvantaged Communities Program – $102 million
    • Lead and Copper – Drinking Water Asset Management Grants – $37.5 million
    • PFAS and Emerging Contaminants – Contamination and Consolidation Grants – $25 million
    • Non-Lead Drinking Water Infrastructure Grants – $35 million
    • Affordability and Planning Grants – $7.5 million
    • Clean Water Infrastructure Grants (eliminating sanitary sewer overflows; correcting combined sewer overflows; increasing green infrastructure) – $235 million
    • Substantial Public Health Risk Grants (removing direct and continuous discharges of raw sewage from surface or ground water) – $20 million
    • Failing Septic System Elimination Program – $35 million
    • Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater Grants – $3 million

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