Source Water Protection Grant Program

IRONWOOD, MI--   The City of Ironwood has received a $5,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for its water system. 

The money is part of $477,000 given to communities around the state as part of the Source Water Protection Grant Program. It provides matching funds to develop and implement programs to protect source water from contamination.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two Upper Peninsula townships will benefit from state water system grants.

The money comes through the Department of Environmental Quality’s Source Water Protection Grant Program. Powell Township is getting $4,400 and Republic Township $4,850.

The grants will be used to define the area contributing water to their wells; identify potential contaminants within the area—such as underground storage tanks; and implement management strategies and educational activities to protect their water supply.