Protect MI Water

Chemicals like PFAS, neglected dams, poisonous lead pipes and other threats to our water demand action. Michigan must act now to preserve and protect our water resources before problems arise. I introduced legislation that would direct over $2.5 billion in federal funding for our state’s water infrastructure and environment without sticking residents with the bill.

This webpage offers residents a detailed look at specifically how Senate Republicans plan to invest these federal dollars and help protect our state’s most abundant and vital natural resource.

  • $680 million for the creation of grant and loan programs to repair Michigan dams in critical condition.
  • $600 million matching grant program for the replacement of lead pipes across the state.
  • $700 million to upgrade local drinking water and wastewater facilities.
  • $85 million to install filtered water stations in schools. 
  • $290 million in repurposed bonds to assist communities with upgrading and replacing water treatment infrastructure, along with establishing a revolving loan program for homeowners to replace failing septic systems.
  • $100 million in grants to remove PFAS chemicals from “orphaned” sites.
    • $25 million to conduct surface water monitoring.
    • $10 million for wetland mitigation.
    • $20 million to implement Groundwater Use Advisory Council Report recommendations.

I want to hear from you! Please provide public comments on the form below.

Protect MI Water