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Governor Signs Water Quality Directive

Nov 12, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Directive, which seeks to strengthen the state’s water regulations, rules, and policies. The six-part directive focuses on prevention and response to water quality issues to ensure every community has access to safe drinking water. Specifics includes: Laws and regulations – Mandate a line-by-line review of existing laws and regulations […]

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Water Quality Grants Awarded

Nov 12, 2021

More than $2 million in grants was recently awarded to assist water supplies in asset management plan developments or updates, and/or distribution system materials inventory. The grants, issued through the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, are among a suite of grants that support work including replacing lead service lines, enhancing water affordability plans, […]

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Virtual Great Lakes PFAS Summit Announced

Oct 08, 2021

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced the 2021 Great Lakes PFAS Summit will take place virtually on December 6-10. The goal is to provide the most current and reliable science and policy, facilitate information sharing, and explore current and future research topics. Participants may include local, state, and federal government officials; environmental […]

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Governor Proposes Expansion to MI Clean Water Plan

Sep 10, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is calling for a $200 million expansion to the MI Clean Water Plan to remove lead service lines across the state. This would be funded utilizing Federal American Rescue Plan funding. Included in the proposal, is $20 million to replace 100% of the lead service lines in Benton Harbor in five years. […]

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Clean Water Grants Announced

Aug 13, 2021

15 Michigan cities, villages, and townships are receiving funding under the MI Clean Water plan, with the goal of ensuring safe, clean tap water for residents. The grants boost the state efforts to support local projects improving water systems through work including replacing lead service lines, enhancing water affordability plans, and connecting homes with contaminated […]

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MI Clean Water Grants Announced

Jun 04, 2021

Under the umbrella of the MI Clean Water plan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced $5 million in funding to help communities strengthen drinking water infrastructure and ensure safe, affordable tap water statewide. The funding will assist state efforts to support local projects that improve drinking water systems. This includes, replacing lead service lines, enhancing water affordability […]

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Clean Water Public Advocate Report Released

Dec 18, 2020

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced that its office of the Clean Water Public Advocate has published the 2020 Annual Accountability Report. The report highlights of the efforts of the Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate, as well as collective efforts between state agencies to improve drinking water quality. Additionally, […]

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Governor Announces MI Clean Water

Oct 02, 2020

An historic $500 million investment into rebuilding the state’s water infrastructure was announced this week. The funding will provide direct investments into communities, while supporting over 7,500 jobs, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. MI Clean Water confront the large infrastructure issues the state is facing, such as lead-laden water service lines, toxic contamination like […]

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