LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman on Friday applauded the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for awarding grants that will help improve water quality in the city of Mount Pleasant.
“These grants are a useful tool for local governments that help ensure residents have access to safe, clean water,” said Outman, R-Six Lakes, who chairs the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. “The funding can be used for a number of upgrades and protective measures, and I am happy to see it going toward efforts that benefit 33rd District families.”
The city of Mount Pleasant was presented with a $492,231 Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) grant.
DWAM is a one-time, $36.5 million grant program developed by EGLE that helps drinking water suppliers develop and update asset management plans, and/or develop a Distribution System Materials Inventory to identify materials that are part of the distribution system, such as lead service lines.
Mount Pleasant is one of six communities throughout the state to receive funding in this wave of grants; others include the cities of Bad Axe, Lincoln Park, Southgate and Woodhaven, and Berlin Charter Township in Monroe County.