Governor Whitmer Delivers 100th Grant to Ensure Clean Drinking Water for MichigandersPart of a $500 million initiative, the grants finance work like replacing lead service lines and increasing water affordability.

Governor Whitmer Delivers 100th Grant to Ensure Clean Drinking Water for Michiganders

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has provided the 100th grant to ensure that Michiganders have clean drinking water.

The grant, given to the city of Southgate, was delivered
through the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s water infrastructure program, which has now awarded over $50 million to municipalities. The grants finance work like replacing lead service pipes, increasing water affordability, and connecting homes with contaminated drinking water to safe community supplies. Whitmer launched the $500 million initiative in 2021.

“The MI Clean Water Plan has made critical investments in communities across Michigan to ensure access to safe, affordable water and is part of our ongoing effort to rebuild our infrastructure and get things done,” said Whitmer. “Let’s build on the 100 grants we have invested in communities across Michigan with the federal resources we have and shore up water infrastructure so every family can save money and have safer water.”

Said Southgate Mayor Joseph G. Kuspa: “Water safety and integrity are vital for any community…This DWAM grant will be instrumental in identifying potential hazardous infrastructure and enhancing our ability to correct those situations in a timely manner.”