LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Tuesday applauded the announcement that the village of Onsted has been awarded a state grant to help make sure its community water infrastructure is safe.
“Access to clean water is critical for supporting healthy lives and a growing economy, and this grant will help ensure Onsted’s water infrastructure is meeting the needs of its residents,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “This investment is the result of efforts made by the Legislature last term to help communities throughout our state make important upgrades to their water quality and infrastructure.”
Onsted has been awarded a $163,600 Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) grant by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for work related to the village’s distribution system materials inventory (DSMI) and drinking water asset management plan (AMP).
The DWAM program is a $36.5 million grant program developed by EGLE that helps drinking water suppliers develop and update asset management plans and/or develop a distribution system materials inventory to identify materials that are part of the distribution system, such as lead service lines.