LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Monday applauded over $4 million in state funding for the village of Addison to help make sure its community water infrastructure is safe.
“To help support healthy lives and economic growth, this funding will ensure the people of Addison have access to clean and safe drinking water for years to come,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “This is the type of long-term investment we should be making, and it’s another example of the efforts made by the Legislature last term to help communities throughout our state improve their water quality and infrastructure.”
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has awarded Addison with a nearly $2.5 million Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) grant and a DWSRF loan totaling more than $1.6 million.
The funding will be used for water treatment plant improvements, a new water tower, water main looping and water meters.
The DWSRF program is designed to assist water suppliers in satisfying the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act by offering low-interest loans to eligible water suppliers. Through appropriations in Public Act 53 of 2022, EGLE is able to offer many communities grants to substantially lower the balance of loans taken out for critical water infrastructure projects. These projects include lead water service line replacement, treatment plant upgrades, and distribution system improvements, among others.