Sen. Bellino applauds state grant for Adrian lead service line replacement

Sen. Bellino applauds state grant for Adrian lead service line replacement

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Friday applauded a state grant to help the city of Adrian replace lead pipes in its community.

“This funding will help ensure the people of Adrian have access to clean and safe drinking water for decades to come,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “I have long supported this type of investment as the sort of long-term infrastructure improvements we should be making. This is also another example of the efforts made by the Legislature last term to help communities throughout our state keep their water safe.”

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has awarded Adrian with a $510,000 Community Technical, Managerial, and Financial Support for Lead Line Replacement (TMF LSLR) grant.

The funds are to support work related to Adrian’s lead service line replacement program, including field verification to be conducted for approximately 800 service lines at properties where lead is suspected but not confirmed or where service line material is unknown but likely contains lead.

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. The overall goal of the grant program is to fund physical verification of lead service lines for submittal of Complete Distribution System Materials Inventory required under the 2018 Lead and Copper Rule changes and assist communities in utilizing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Drinking Water State Revolving Fund dollars for lead line replacement.


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