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Drinking Water Safety Proposal Passed

Sep 23, 2022

The Senate passed two bills this week providing safeguards to ensure safe drinking water in schools and child care centers. The bipartisan package directs schools and child care centers to develop a drinking water safety plan, install filtered bottle-filling stations and filtered faucets, shut off or render permanently inoperable any water outlet that is not […]

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Departments Holding Forums on Improving Drinking Water

Sep 02, 2022

Two departments have teamed up for a series of discussions aimed at engaging the public to hear feedback on ways to strengthen protections of public health through the delivery of clean, safe water. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, along with the Department of Health and Human Services, will host two sessions this […]

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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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