LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn on Thursday applauded the announcement that Berlin Charter Township in Monroe County is one of six communities to be awarded state grants to help make vital community water infrastructure improvements.
“This grant will help Berlin Charter Township improve their water infrastructure,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “While this is great news for the people of Berlin Charter Township, many communities have similar needs. That is why I supported legislation last year to invest $3.34 billion in making critical upgrades to water quality and infrastructure throughout our state.”
Berlin Charter Township has been awarded a $489,552 Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) grant by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
Other communities receiving a DWAM grant were the cities of Bad Axe, Lincoln Park, Mount Pleasant, Southgate and Woodhaven.
DWAM is a one-time, $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.