Michigan receives more than $95 million to improve water infrastructure

May 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced the availability of more than $95 million in new funds to help the State of Michigan improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

The $95,331,000 helps advance President Trump's efforts to rebuild the country's aging water infrastructure, create local jobs and ensure all American have safe and clean water.

“EPA is delivering on President Trump’s commitment to modernize our nation’s water infrastructure and improve public health and environmental protections,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “EPA’s $2.6 billion contribution to the State Revolving Funds will enable more communities to make the investments needed to ensure Americans have safe water for drinking and recreation. These funds can also be combined with EPA’s WIFIA loans to create a powerful, innovative financing solution for major infrastructure projects nationwide.”

According to the EPA's Regional Administrator, Cathy Stepp, the investments will benefit the communities that EPA and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy serve.

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