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EGLE awards grant to Tri County Area Schools for new well to address PFAS contamination

August 1, 2019

Tri County Area Schools Middle School Building

This week, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) awarded a grant to the Tri County Area Schools located in Sand Lake, as part of its Drinking Water Contamination Reduction grant program.

The $105,120 grant is part of a pilot program designed to help address PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and other contamination in drinking water sources. Funding from the grant will assist the school district with construction of a new well at the middle school, thereby protecting the public health of Tri County Area Schools' students, faculty, and visitors.

This grant program is funded with a one-time allocation of state money.


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