Governor Announces Proposal to Rebuild Water Infrastructure
Sun, 04 Mar 2018 08:39:11 EST
Earlier this year, Governor Rick Snyder announced a plan to improve Michigan’s water infrastructure by investing $110 million annually for critical updates.
Funding would be used for priority local projects including water main and lead service line replacements upgrades for failing infrastructure through a new emergency fund, and integrated asset management.
Snyder’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission report estimated that there is an $800 million annual gap in funding to meet the state’s critical water and sewer infrastructure needs. The Governor’s proposed plan to implement an affordable assessment on public water supply systems would generate approximately $110 million annually to help stimulate investments.
“Critical updates are necessary to rebuild our state’s failing water infrastructure,” Snyder said. “Investing in our state’s water infrastructure needs is essential to ensure every Michigander has access to safe drinking water, protect our environment and continue our state’s outstanding economic growth.”
PHOTO: Governor Rick Snyder
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