The Department of Environmental Quality this week will announce the first $97 million in grants and loans under the state’s new Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater program.
The program provides grants and loans to help communities review infrastructure needs and begin planning regular maintenance for storm and sanitary sewer systems. This infrastructure is critical to protecting the environment and the public health, as well as promoting economic growth.
WHO: State and local water officials
WHAT: SAW Program announcement — $97 million statewide in grants and loans for improving storm and sanitary sewer systems
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 1 – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Walled Lake / Novi Wastewater Treatment Plant, 46351 West Road, Novi, MI 48377
When the program was created last year and the application period opened in December, DEQ received 673 applications totaling $541 million. Wednesday’s announcement will include a list of communities around the state selected for the initial $97 million appropriated by the Legislature.
DEQ staff, including Director Dan Wyant, as well as Oakland County Water Commissioner Jim Nash and others, will be at the Walled Lake / Novi Wastewater Treatment Plant.
For more information about the SAW program, go to DEQ’s website.
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