Clean drinking water has been a struggle here in the state of Michigan for awhile now, especially in the city of Flint.

As of 2020, Flint still found that 40% of Flint homes had elevated levels of lead in them still, and that there drinking water was still unsafe to drink or cook with.

Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer announced a grant of more than $15 million has been put towards clean drinking water, in junction with the MI Clean Water plan.

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This new Grant and the MI Clean Water plan will hopefully improve the water infrastructure, as well as ensure that tap water is available to the state of Michigan.

“We must ensure communities across Michigan have the support they need protect our state’s unparalleled freshwater resources,” says Governor Whitmer. “As we celebrate Lake Appreciation Month, we are proud to announce grants under our MI Clean Water Plan that will help local communities invest in their aging water infrastructure and give every family in our state access to safe, clean tap water.”

Officials with the state hope that this new grant will help remove lead pipes from cities and also help fix the tainted water issue in homes and allow safe drinking water in communities.

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