Newsletter: Funding Ready for Wastewater Improvements

Michigan’s aging wastewater infrastructure – plants nearing capacity and the end of their useful life – need new equipment, even a new facelift, to meet water quality standards today and in the future. “How do I fund my wastewater project?” is a question that has municipal leaders searching for answers.

There is hope. State and federal dollars are on the way to help Michigan communities address water infrastructure needs. It may be time to replace old, fragile systems with new ones or make upgrades that boost efficiencies or address environmental hazards.

Low-interest loans, some with principal forgiveness, and, in some cases grants are available to municipalities for construction
of needed water pollution control projects. Funding assistance applications for some programs are due next month. Don’t delay!

Eligible clean water projects may include the following:

• Wastewater treatment plant upgrades
• Combined and/or sanitary sewer overflow abatements
• Collection system installation or improvements
• Stormwater treatment
• Non-point source pollution reduction
• Green infrastructure

Read the full ‘Funding Ready for Wastewater Improvements‘ newsletter.