Today the Senate Transportation Committee took testimony on the affects this year’s harsh winter has had on water and sewer infrastructure in the state of Michigan. Communities all across this state have been dealing with frozen service leads, frozen water and sewer mains, let run orders, and many other strains on their water and sewer systems because of the extreme cold. The committee hearing helped shine some light on the on this problem and raised the attention of legislators in attendance.
There are very serious and real implications. Municipal budgets, residents, and workers are all feeling the affects. The Municipal League is fully committed to working with our communities, the Legislature, and the Governor to help those who are affected. Thank you to all of the communities who helped further explain the severity of this crisis by participated in today’s hearing.
John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation and infrastructure issues. He can be reached at email@example.com or 517-908-0303.