MDEQ Awards Grants to 42 Community Water Systems

Agency: Environmental Quality

September 12, 2018

For More Information:
Jason Berndt, MDEQ Source Water Unit, berndtj1@michigan.gov, 989-705-3420
Tiffany Brown, MDEQ Public Information Officer, brownt22@michigan.gov, 517-284-6716

LANSING, Mich.  The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is providing more than $477,000 in grants to 42 communities across the state as part of the Source Water Protection Grant Program to safeguard public water supply systems.

The program provides matching funds to public water supply systems for the development and implementation of a source water protection program to help prevent drinking water sources from becoming contaminated.  These funds can be used to develop a Surface Water Intake Protection Program for systems utilizing surface water or to develop a Wellhead Protection Program for those systems that use groundwater sources.

As part of the Source Water Protection Grant Program, communities relying on wells will define the area contributing drinking water to their wells, identify potential contaminants within that area and implement management strategies and educational activities to protect their water supply.

The next round of applications will be solicited from public water supply systems in May 2019. 

Community

Award

Allegan

$3,000

Baldwin

$20,000

Bangor

$6,750

Battle Creek

$53,876

Buchanan

$3,675

Cadillac

$7,250

Charlotte

$14,906

Clinton

$7,500

Colon

$6,000

Davison

$5,750

Fenton

$14,850

Gladwin

$4,187

Grass Lake

$7,500

Harrison

$5,000

Hillsdale

$3,537

Holly

$5,000

Independence Township

$10,000

Ironwood

$5,000

Ithaca

$2,987.50

Kalamazoo

$70,000

Kalamazoo Lake Sewer and Water Authority

$4,750

Lake Odessa

$2,775

Lansing Board of Water and Light

$70,000

Lansing Charter Township

$5,000

Lawton

$4,050

Mason

$3,225

Milford

$5,500

Muir

$3,362.50

Nashville

$4,500

Niles

$4,337.50

Onsted

$2,775

Paw Paw

$4,262.50

Pennfield Charter Township

$12,535

Pentwater

$5,450

Plainfield Charter Township

$25,434.38

Plainwell

$4,800

Rochester

$21,250

Schoolcraft

$10,750

Charter Township of Union

$13,750

Vermontville

$2,775

West Branch

$3,850

White Lake Township

$5,250

 

 

Total:

$477,151.38

 

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