MDEQ awards nearly $64 million to 80 communities for sewer planning

Agency: Environmental Quality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2017

Contacts: 
Sonya Butler, Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division, butlers2@michigan.gov, 517-284-5433
Tiffany Brown, MDEQ Public Information Officer, brownT22@michigan.gov, 517-284-6716

Grants to help protect Michigan waters

LANSING, Mich.  The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced the award of nearly $64 million to 80 municipalities to assist with costs of planning for their sewer system maintenance needs from the Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) program.

The SAW program provides grant assistance for the development of asset management plans for wastewater and stormwater, stormwater management planning, stormwater and wastewater project planning and design, and testing and demonstration of innovative technology.

This is the fifth round of SAW grant awards and is further progress toward funding the complete list of 579 SAW grant applicants. This most recent achievement now brings the total number of SAW grant applicants to be awarded funding to 558 and the total dollar amount of SAW grant funding awarded to approximately $450 million.

Municipalities applied for SAW grants to the MDEQ in 2013, and approved applications were posted in their funding order per a lottery process in March 2014. No new SAW applications are being accepted by the MDEQ as the total dollar amount of the approved applications exceeds the $450 million available for the SAW program. It is anticipated in future years that any unused moneys will be folded back into the program to fund any remaining communities in the queue.

The Michigan Department of Treasury will issue general obligation debt to fund the SAW grants as authorized in the Great Lakes Water Quality Bond. The SAW program was signed into law in 2013 to support water pollution control efforts in Michigan in conjunction with the previously established State Revolving Fund and Strategic Water Quality Initiatives Fund loan programs.

For more information, visit the DEQ’s SAW Program highlight page at www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3307_3515_4143-294952--,00.html.  

For more information on the SRF/SWQIF loan programs, visit the MDEQ’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund page at www.michigan.gov/cleanwaterrevolvingfund.

 

*In alphabetical order

Grant Recipient

Amount Awarded

Allegan County Drain Commissioner

$108,000

Big Creek/Mentor Utility Authority

$489,774

Charter Township of Augusta

$339,660

Charter Township of Brighton

$216,000

Charter Township of Grand Blanc

$1,054,435

Charter Township of Hampton

$1,635,767

Charter Township of Kinross

$1,964,300

Charter Township of Oakland

$747,180

Charter Township of Oshtemo

$634,365

Charter Township of Royal Oak

$520,000

Charter Township of Texas

$660,310

Charter Township of Union

$429,555

Charter Township of Van Buren

$699,999

City of Ann Arbor

$2,000,000

City of Big Rapids

$1,042,300

City of Farmington Hills

$1,999,999

City of Fenton

$894,317

City of Ferrysburg

$695,877

City of Gladstone

$770,004

City of Harbor Beach

$107,584

City of Harper Woods

$840,064

City of Highland Park

$1,960,000

City of Hudsonville

$407,520

City of Jackson

$2,000,000

City of Kalamazoo

$2,000,000

City of Ludington

$1,682,919

City of Luna Pier

$179,187

City of Marlette

$331,176

City of Negaunee

$499,500

City of New Baltimore

$1,117,587

City of Niles

$1,900,000

City of North Muskegon

$557,343

City of Ovid

$888,511

City of Parchment

$821,986

City of Plainwell

$979,020

City of Portland

$764,849

City of Reed City

$1,403,260

City of Romulus

$1,350,475

City of Utica

$1,446,311

City of Warren

$2,000,000

City of Woodhaven

$1,349,994

City of Wyandotte

$1,419,030

Clinton Oakland Sewage Disposal System

$2,000,000

County of Livingston

$1,377,089

County of St. Clair

$251,467

Eastern Michigan University

$1,224,167

Edwards Relief Drain Drainage District

$310,500

Harbor Springs Area Sewage Disposal Authority

$872,368

Lakes Area Sewer Authority

$254,700

L’Anse Creuse Public Schools

$19,969

North Houghton County Water & Sewer Authority

$740,292

Schoenherr Relief Drain Drainage District

$445,500

South County Water and Sewer Authority

$292,500

Southgate Wyandotte Relief Drains Drainage District

$2,000,000

Tawas Utility Authority

$89,640

Township of Carp Lake

$352,230

Township of Elba

$191,128

Township of Kawkawlin

$350,499

Township of Laketon

$592,538

Township of Northfield

$535,847

Township of Onekama

$293,122

Township of Richland

$382,500

Township of Watersmeet

$170,300

Village of Berrien Springs

$342,122

Village of Burr Oak

$698,300

Village of Casnovia

$37,560

Village of Elk Rapids

$739,235

Village of Farwell

$365,000

Village of Kingsley

$12,700

Village of Lennon

$97,470

Village of Lyons

$324,000

Village of Marcellus

$427,500

Village of Mattawan

$1,459,707

Village of Milford

$951,871

Village of Newberry

$593,242

Village of North Branch

$425,000

Village of Northport

$135,794

Village of Pierson

$70,627

Village of Westphalia

$241,746

Washtenaw County Road Commission

$1,291,667

 

$63,868,055

 

The MDEQ is dedicated to respect for Michigan's citizens, stewardship of the environment, and support for a sustainable economy.