Bellino applauds funding for Waldron lead service line replacements

Bellino applauds funding for Waldron lead service line replacements

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Tuesday applauded the village of Waldron on earning a state grant to help replace lead pipes in its community.

“This is about ensuring that families in Waldron have access to clean and safe drinking water,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “Waldron is the latest community in our area to receive lead service line replacement funding to support these critical infrastructure improvements, and I will continue to fight for these kinds of long-term investments as we work to finalize a new state budget.”

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy awarded the village of Waldron with a $292,550 Community Technical, Managerial, and Financial Support for Lead Line Replacement grant.

The funds are to support work related to Waldron’s lead service line replacement program, including field verification to be conducted for approximately 190 service lines at properties where lead is suspected but not confirmed or where service line material is unknown but likely contains lead.

Since April, the communities of Adrian, Blissfield and Dundee have also received support from this program.

Under Public Act 166 of 2022, the Legislature appropriated $48 million for a grant program for community technical, managerial, and financial support for lead line replacement.


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