State Budget Office
Michigan is known as a state rich in natural resources, lakes and rivers, with an active agricultural community. It is not only important to protect these resources but also to help encourage economic development and stewardship across the state.
In this section you will find investment information for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and other programs related to these topics.
Drinking Water Protection and Innovation Initiative
This graph displays the $120 million Drinking Water Protection and Innovation Initiative. The data is as follows: Grants for Drinking Water Revolving Loan Funds, $40 million; Implementation of Lead and Copper Rule, $37.5 million, Emerging contaminants cleanup, $30 million; Grants for Asset Management Plans, $7.5 million, and Research and Innovation, $5 million.
Clean and healthy drinking water is an important priority for every resident of Michigan. Without proper protections, our drinking water supplies can be at risk of contaminates such as lead, copper, and PFAS. There is an immediate need for improved water infrastructure in order to keep our residents healthy and our state safe from threats of these contaminants. The 2020 Executive Budget recommends multiple investments that strengthen the safety of our drinking water and environment to pursue the vision for clean and safe water for every Michigander
The fiscal year 2020 Executive Budget Recommendation invests $120 million to support a new Drinking Water Protection and Innovation Initiative. Funding initiatives include lead and copper rule implementation, response to PFAS and emerging contaminants, drinking water revolving fund loan support, affordability and planning initiatives, and research and innovation activities. In addition, $60 million is recommended in the School Aid budget for a statewide initiative to replace existing drinking fountains in older school buildings with hydration stations, to provide clean, filtered drinking water to Michigan’s school children.
Read the State Budget Office Drinking Water Protection and Innovation Issue Paper