LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman on Thursday applauded the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for awarding grants that will help improve water quality in Central Montcalm Public Schools.
“We’ve made a lot of investments in recent budgets to help ensure folks have access to clean water and these grants are another useful tool we can use to make this a reality,” said Outman, R-Six Lakes, who chairs the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. “I am happy to see this money benefitting 33rd District schools and families.”
Central Montcalm Public School was recently awarded a Consolidation and Contamination Risk Reduction Grant totaling $292,125 for well replacement and PFAS remediation for Central Montcalm Public Schools as part of the MI Clean Water plan.
These grants are available to help communities around the state upgrade drinking water and wastewater facilities. Grants can also be used for projects that remove or reduce PFAS or other contaminants, efforts to consolidate systems, or to connect private residential wells to a local municipal system.
Outman added that the Legislature is currently working on a measure to add even more resources toward access to clean water across the state.
“We’re also working on a plan that would invest even more resources into making sure families across Michigan have access to clean water. I hope the governor will join those discussions as well and sign the measure into law when it reaches her desk,” Outman said.