Webinar Opportunity! Helping Communities Access Water Infrastructure Funding

Posted on October 7, 2020 by Dene Westbrook

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan EGLE recently announced the MI Clean Water plan that includes $500 million worth of funding resources to help local communities upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

EGLE will be hosting a webinar to provide additional information on Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. This webinar will help managers of community water supplies learn about the different funding categories and how to apply for assistance. It is geared toward drinking water system operators, wastewater managers, consultants, local officials and others who oversee or manage such systems. To register for the webinar please click here.

MI Clean Water plan will reduce barriers for communities and allow them to access needed funds for necessary and timely infrastructure upgrades. The details of the plan are as follows.

A $207 million investment in drinking water quality, including:

  • Disadvantaged Community Lead Service Line Replacement Program – $102 million
  • Lead and Copper – Drinking Water Asset Management Grants – $37.5 million
  • PFAS and Emerging Contaminants – Consolidation and Contamination Risk Reduction Grants – $25 million
  • Drinking Water Infrastructure Grants – $35 million
  • Affordability and Planning Grants – $7.5 million

A $293 million investment in wastewater protection, including:

  • Clean Water Infrastructure Grants (eliminating sanitary sewer overflows; correcting combined sewer overflows; increasing green infrastructure) – $235 million
  • Substantial Public Health Risk Reduction 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

John LaMacchia is the Assistant Director of State and Federal Affairs for the League handling transportation, infrastructure, energy and environment issues. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.

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