Michigan Department of Environmental Quality awards funding for community water systems

More than $477,000 in grants delivered as part of the Source Water Protection Grant Program to safeguard public water supply systems.

Sep 25th, 2018
Content Dam Ww Online Articles 2018 09 Ww Mich Deq Funding

Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

LANSING, MI, SEPT 25, 2018 -- The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is providing more than $477,000 in grants to 42 communities across the state as part of the Source Water Protection Grant Program to safeguard public water supply systems.

The program provides matching funds to public water supply systems for the development and implementation of a source water protection program to help prevent drinking water sources from becoming contaminated. These funds can be used to develop a Surface Water Intake Protection Program for systems utilizing surface water or to develop a Wellhead Protection Program for those systems that use groundwater sources.

As part of the Source Water Protection Grant Program, communities relying on wells will define the area contributing drinking water to their wells, identify potential contaminants within that area and implement management strategies and educational activities to protect their water supply.

The next round of applications will be solicited from public water supply systems in May 2019.

More in Distribution