May 27, 2022

Michigan Cities, Villages Given $3.5M in Clean Water Grants

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Michigan is giving nine cities and villages Drinking Water Asset Management grants to assist in keeping drinking water safe.

According to a press release, the grants total $3.5 million. The funds are being utilized to help reduce the risk of lead in water, as well as enhance water affordability plans and use new lead service water lines.

The cities and villages being given a Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) grant are as follows:

City of Cadillac: $524,056
City of Center Line: $400,000
City of Lathrup Village: $232,135
Port Austin Area Sewer and Water Authority: $548,950
City of Rogers City: $444,645
Village of Baraga: $166,344
City of Algonac: $455,240
City of Wixom: $437,417

“The grants we are awarding today will help local communities upgrade water infrastructure, protect systems from toxic contaminants, and boost access to clean water for area residents, students, and educators alike,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement. “I will continue working to save Michigan families money and put Michiganders first by making investments in our water infrastructure.”