Sen. Bellino celebrates state grant to fund lead service line replacement in Jonesville

Sen. Bellino celebrates state grant to fund lead service line replacement in Jonesville

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Friday applauded a state grant to invest in the city of Jonesville’s drinking water infrastructure and help replace lead pipes in its community.

“This funding will help ensure access to safe and clean drinking water for the people of Jonesville,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “I continue to support these vital investments into much-needed long-term infrastructure improvements. This important investment was made possible by the foresight and efforts of last term’s Republican-led Legislature in order to help communities throughout our state protect their drinking water for generations to come.”

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has awarded Jonesville with a $293,860 grant for Community Technical, Managerial, and Financial Support for Lead Line Replacement (TMF LSLR).

The funds will support work related to the city’s lead service line replacement program, including field verification 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.

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 the 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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