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