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Communities get share of $500K for drinking water
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Communities get share of $500K for drinking water

LANSING, Mich. (AP & WZZM) - The state says 45 Michigan communities will get a share of nearly $500,000 through the Wellhead Protection Grant Program to help safeguard public water supply systems.

The Department of Environmental Equality announced the funding this week.         

The DEQ says groundwater is the sole source of drinking water for nearly half of Michigan's households and the grants are an important part of protecting the groundwater supply.    

Funding includes $70,000 each for Battle Creek, the East Lansing Meridian Water & Sewer Authority and the Lansing Board of Water & Light. Other recipients include:

  • Belding ($3,000)
  • Kalamazoo ($49,000)
  • Plainfield Township ($6,250)
  • Plainwell ($4,000)
  • Portland ($3,000)
  • Ravenna ($15,000)

For the complete list of grants, visit the state’s website here.

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