Why Is This Important?
Calculated as the percent of drinking water service lines that could contain lead components.
Data source: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
Oakland County recently announced the Local Government Critical Infrastructure Planning Grant. This competitive grant will provide financial assistance to Oakland County Cities, Villages, Towns (CVTs) for project planning, engineering, analysis, and other related professional services in support of critical infrastructure project proposals. For example, a CVT could use the funding to help identify and locate the water lines with lead. The Board of Commissioners has allocated $2.4 million of federal funding, which will be matched by local communities to support the pre-planning and engineering analysis/studies necessary to apply for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and/or the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund infrastructure project funding. The approval of the federal physical infrastructure bill promises to deliver a significant influx of funding to these programs and our communities will be better positioned to access this funding to implement project plans.
For more information on drinking water in Oakland County, visit the Water Resources Commissioner website. For information on what is going on at the state-level, visit the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.