Stabenow, Peters Applaud $5 Million in Federal Funding to Replace Lead Pipes in DetroitFriday, October 14, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today applauded the news that the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department will receive a $5 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace lead pipes in the city. The funding comes from the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act.
“Michigan knows all too well the dangers of lead pipes,” said Senator Stabenow. “This critical investment will help remove and replace lead pipes so that families don’t have to question whether their water is safe to drink.”
“We need to do everything we can to ensure all Michiganders have access to safe drinking water,” said Senator Peters. “I’m proud to have supported this bipartisan legislation to provide this much-needed funding, and I will continue to work closely with the Biden Administration to prioritize replacing lead pipes across our state.”
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department will use this $5 million grant to replace lead service lines at the homes of the city’s most vulnerable residents, including seniors, persons with disabilities and/or children in the home. Based on current material and labor costs, the grant will provide for the replacement of about 500 lead service lines.
More information about these grants can be found here.
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