Whitmer Plan Delivers Clean Water, Thousands of Jobs Across Michigan The EPA projects that the Michigan Clean Water Plan will create 7,500 new jobs and ensure safe drinking water to a half-dozen municipalities across the state.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Governor Whitmer granted six cities funds from her Michigan Clean Water Plan last month in order to overhaul their water delivery infrastructure. Aging lead service lines will be replaced with modern, safe pipes to ensure the health and wellbeing of Michiganders for generations to come.
In addition to the public health benefits, the Environmental Protection Agency projects that the funds will support around 7,500 jobs.
“Today’s grants will help local communities across Michigan upgrade their water infrastructure, protect systems from toxic contaminants, and boost access to clean water for area residents,” the Governor said.
Monroe County’s Berlin Township and the cities of Southgate, Lincoln Park, Mount Pleasant, Woodhaven, and Bad Axe will each see hundreds of thousands of dollars of improvements to their service lines.