Water infrastructure project in Ishpeming funded by federal dollars
ISHPEMING, MI— The City of Ishpeming is moving forward with a project to replace about 39,000 feet of deteriorated and undersized drinking water infrastructure.
The $20 million project includes $9.8 million in grant funding through the American Rescue Plan and a $9.8 million loan from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy through federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund funding.
To mitigate community impact, the city will require contractors to adhere to its “dig once” policy. That means any other necessary underground work will be performed at the same time to prevent cutting through pavement and dirt multiple times.
Engineers will determine the scope of the project over the next four to six months and submit the final design to the state for approval.