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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)–Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy proposed $200 million to remove lead service lines statewide.
They called on the federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan to improve access to safe drinking water.
“Every Michigander deserves access to safe drinking water and every community deserves lead-free pipes,” said Governor Whitmer. “We must make long-overdue upgrades to our water infrastructure and build on the progress we have made under the MI Clean Water Plan to replace lead pipes, fix sewer systems, and tackle PFAS in our water supply. I will work to get people the help they need right now and make lasting, structural investments in infrastructure to protect public health. I urge leaders in Washington to come together to pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act so we can replace lead service lines nationwide, and ensure every parent can give their kid a glass of water at the dinner table with confidence that it’s safe.”
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