Nearly $400,000 in Grants Awarded to Community Water Systems

LANSING, Mich. -- As part of ongoing efforts to enhance protection of public water supplies, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is giving grant funding to more than 40 communities across the state. The matching funds are much needed financial assistance to facilitate management of a public water system in a source water protection area.

As part of the Source Water Protection Grant Program, communities receiving the funds will define the area contributing water to their wells, identify potential contaminants within that area such as prior environmental issues or leaking underground storage tanks, 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 2018.

SOURCE: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality