Michigan Rep. Padma Kuppa Votes for Landmark Clean Drinking Water Legislation

Representative Kuppa helped pass the new bill, which provides nearly $2 billion in critical water infrastructure needs, including replacing lead pipes and helping communities tackle toxic contaminants.

Michigan Rep. Padma Kuppa Votes for Landmark Clean Drinking Water Legislation

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Earlier this year, Representative Padma Kuppa joined with legislators from both parties to pass the Building Michigan Together Plan – and secure nearly $2 billion in critical clean water investments.

Among its provisions, the bill provides $712 million for clean water initiatives to address storm and wastewater, $325 million to replace lead service lines, and $55 million to help communities tackle toxic contaminants like PFAS.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer subsequently signed the bill into law, ensuring that millions of Michigan families will have access to clean drinking water.

State Rep. Kuppa, who is running for Michigan State Senate, is currently serving her second term representing Michigan’s 41st House District, which includes the cities of Troy and Clawson. Earlier this year, Rep. Kuppa sponsored a resolution to recognize March 22 as “Michigan Water Day” and World Water Day. The House passed the resolution unanimously.

“I look forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle,” Kuppa said at the time, “to take real, concrete action to make sure everyone in Michigan and across the globe has access to clean, affordable water.”