MDEQ awards nearly $97 million to 137 communities for sewer planning

DEQ Dept of Environmental Quality LogoThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced the awarding of nearly $97 million to 137 municipalities to assist with costs of planning for their sewer system maintenance needs from the Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) program.

The SAW program provides grant assistance for the development of asset management plans for wastewater and stormwater, stormwater management planning, stormwater and wastewater project planning and design, and testing and demonstration of innovative technology. 

This is the fourth round of SAW grant awards and is further progress toward funding the complete list of 579 SAW grant applicants. This most recent achievement now brings the total number of SAW grant applicants to be awarded funding to 478 and the total dollar amount of SAW grant funding awarded to approximately $365 million. More