City of Cadillac Awarded MI Clean Water Grant

The City of Cadillac is one of nine Michigan cities and villages to be awarded $3.5 million in MI Clean Water grants.

The grants were awarded through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

“I am proud to continue our investment in Michigan’s water infrastructure under my MI Clean Water Plan,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “The grants we are awarding today will help local communities upgrade water infrastructure, protect systems from toxic contaminants, and boost access to clean water for area residents, students and educators alike. I will continue working to save Michigan families money and put Michiganders first by making investments in our water infrastructure.”

The MI Clean Water Plan is a $500 million investment announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to rebuild the state’s water infrastructure to help provide clean, affordable water to Michiganders through investments in communities.

It addresses water infrastructure issues that Michigan faces, such as lead-laden water service lines, toxic contamination like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), undersized sewers, failing septic systems, unaffordable water rates and constrained local budgets.

The Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) grant is available to assist water supplies in asset management plan development or updates, and/or distribution system materials inventory as defined in Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule.

Grants were awarded in January to the following cities and villages:

  • City of Cadillac: $524,056
  • City of Center Line: $400,000
  • City of Lathrup Village: $232,135
  • Port Austin Area Sewer and Water Authority: $548,950
  • City of Rogers City: $444,645
  • Village of Baraga: $166,344
  • City of Algonac: $455,240
  • City of Wixom: $437,417

For more information on EGLE grants and loans, visit here.