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Carson City receives $340,000 water system grantFree Access

CARSON CITY — This city has received a grant from the state of Michigan for water system enhancements.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Thursday that Carson City was awarded $341,129 for water system enhancement through distribution system materials inventory development and asset management plan updates.  The grant was awarded through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) as a Drinking Water Asset Management grant.

More than $7.3 million in grants were issued under the MI Clean Water Plan that will help 15 Michigan communities better ensure clean and reliable drinking water for residents, according to Whitmer.

“Every Michigander in every community deserves access to safe drinking water,” the governor said in a press release. “Today’s grants will help 15 communities upgrade their water infrastructure, replace lead service lines, and tackle PFAS and other toxic contaminants.

“Since I took office, Michigan has invested more in our water infrastructure than the previous eight years,” the governor added. “Thanks to bipartisan investments in water infrastructure through the MI Clean Water Plan, we have created jobs, protected public health, and lowered costs for Michigan families. We will keep getting things done on the kitchen-table issues and ensuring working families have access to clean water.”

Carson City Administrator Pam Hagerman did not return messages from the Daily News seeking comment for this story.

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