Fourteen residences in Grand Traverse County whose well water is contaminated with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) will be connected to municipal water supply with the help of a grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
The agency awarded the grant to Blair Township to connect 14 residences to the township’s municipal water supply after testing showed contamination in drinking water wells.
In recent years, experts have become increasingly concerned by the potential effects of high concentrations of PFAS on human health. More information on PFAS may be found here.
The $93,150 project was awarded a $74,520 grant from EGLE. As part of the grant agreement, the township is required to provide a 20% local match.