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Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Program

The SAW program was established in 2013 to help municipalities develop, update, and improve asset management plans for their wastewater and stormwater systems.  Most communities use the funding to create asset management plans to help save money, better provide services, and to inform their rate payers on the current and future needs of the systems.  Since inception of the program 590 grants have been awarded. The program has met the funding capacity and no new applications are being accepted at this time. 


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Preview of the Stormwater, Asset Management, and wastewater (SAW) program interactive dashboard
Preview of the Stormwater, Asset Management, and wastewater (SAW) program interactive dashboard

Stormwater, Asset Managment, and Wastewater (SAW) program dashboard

EGLE has created a series of three dashboards to provide grant data to interested stakeholders in an interactive and summarized format. The data for the series of dashboards was gathered from the deliverables of SAW grants. These mainly include grants that are wastewater asset management plan (WAMP) grants, stormwater asset management plan (SWAMP) grants, and combined SWAMP and WAMP projects.

Open dashboard

View the dashboard to see the Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) program.

Access data

The data used in this dashboard is available to download and to view as a table.

Maps and data portal

All of EGLE's maps and data is available in one central location.

The seventh and final round of SAW grants were awarded in April 2020. Below is a summary of the program by the numbers:

SAW Grant History


Date Awarded

Number of Grants Awarded

Dollar Amount Awarded


May 2014


$79.0 Million


November 2014


$89.9 Million


November 2015


$100.8 Million


November 2016


$96.4 Million


November 2017


$66.1 Million


May 2018


$8.1 Million


April 2020



All Rounds All Dates



Section 603 of Public Act 84 of 2015, established a new grant condition for SAW Asset Management Plan (AMP) recipients.  All SAW AMP grant recipients must submit a summary of the AMP, which includes identification of the major assets of the plan, AND a copy of the AMP must be made available to the public for at least 15 years.  The summary of the AMP must be submitted with the Wastewater or Stormwater AMP Certification of Project Completeness once the grant activities are completed.  This new grant condition only applies if you accept the SAW grant.  If you wish to decline your SAW AMP grant, please contact your project manager.  Please refer to this memo for additional information.