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.
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