Grants Available to Protect Your Drinking Water

Michigan communities are blessed with an abundance of fresh, clean water act from the Great Lakes and connecting waterways to the groundwater that flows beneath our feet. Ten million Michiganders rely on this system for clean drinking water, so protecting it is critical to ensuring safe, healthy water for future generations.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), through its Source Water Protection Program (SWPP), funds programs to protect clean water sources and educate the public about where their water originates and how best to ensure it remains healthy.

The next round of grant applications for EGLE’s SWPP is expected to be available in May. Applicants must provide 50 percent matching funds for the projects, develop a water protection team, and demonstrate long-term commitment to their source water protection programs. The time is now for communities to consider setting aside funds to support Wellhead Protection Programs (WHPP).

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