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White Cloud receives grant to replace lead pipes, improve water system

The grant is from the Michigan Clean Water program and is designed to replace hazardous lead drinking water lines across the state

The $4 million dollar project in the city of White Cloud includes checking approximately 200 service lines, and removing and replacing an estimated 420 lead and galvanized service lines.

The state Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and federal American Rescue Plan Act awarded $67 million in grants. They support community efforts to upgrade aging infrastructure, ensure healthy drinking water and protect Michigan’s environment.

70% of Michigan residents get drinking water from community water systems. Those communities often struggle to find resources to address legacy issues like aging drinking water or stormwater facilities, and to meet new standards for PFAS chemicals.

The City of White Cloud has a Water Asset Management Plan posted on its website under the Department of Public Works. The most recent report shows the overall water system is in good condition.

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