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Governor Whitmer Awards MI Clean Water Grants to 2 U-P Communities

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LANSING, Mich. – Two U-P communities are among 15 statewide to receive Michigan Clean Water Plan grants. Governor Gretchen Whitmer Thursday awarded more than $7.3 million in grants to help the communities better ensure clean and reliable drinking water for residents.

The City of Ishpeming will receive $663-thousand for water system enhancement through Distribution System Materials Inventory development and Asset Management Plan updates. Ishpeming City Manager Craig H. Cugini says the city currently estimates that there is $15 million in lead service line replacement required throughout our city.

And Forsyth Township will receive $342-thousand for water system enhancement through Distribution System Materials Inventory development and Asset Management Plan updates.

Governor Whitmer announced the $500 million MI Clean Water Plan in 2020 to rebuild the state’s water infrastructure. It addresses Michigan water infrastructure issues such as lead-laden water service lines… toxic contamination like PFAS… undersized sewers… failing septic systems… unaffordable water rates… and constrained local budgets.

Hans Ahlström is the host of several programs including the daily musical variety show Weekday, the mostly straight ahead jazz show Night Studio, the self explanatory Blues Today, and the eclectic Sound Spectrum. You can also hear Hans as the local host of NPR's All Things Considered news magazine. He also helps manage Public Radio 90's web content, interviews local and visiting writers and artists, works with NMU student interns, and writes the occasional news story.