The Governor recently announced the Michigan Clean Water plan that would invest $500 million in water infrastructure over the next two years.
This plan will align $500 million in federal dollars, state bonding authority, and existing/prospective state revenues into a comprehensive water infrastructure package that will support communities in every corner of Michigan in creating jobs, protecting public health, and improving environmental quality. The plan addresses urgent infrastructure issues including undersized sewers, failing septic systems, unaffordable water rates, and protection from lead, PFAS and other contaminants that can affect drinking water.
The Michigan Clean Water plan consists of a $207 million in investments directly related to clean, safe drinking water and $293 in investments related to improving the wastewater management. These new investments are in addition to the traditional low interest loans that the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) provides to Michigan’s communities annually through the State Revolving Loan Fund program. For more specifics on the program please click on the following link. MI Clean Water Plan-Factsheet
On October 14, EGLE hosted a webinar on the Michigan Clean Water plan. For a copy of the slides please click on the following link. 10-14-20 MI Clean Water Webinar Slides
To view the webinar Click Here.
Here are some additional resources:
- Grant Info as available will be posted at www.michigan.gov/eglegrantsandloans
- Questions about MI Clean Water Investment? Send email to EGLE-DWGrants@michigan.gov
- EGLE Office of Clean Water Public Advocate https://www.michigan.gov/cleanwater or email EGLE-CleanWater@Michigan.gov
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-908-0303.