State Budget Office
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