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Main | Dequindre North of Utica to North of Auburn Road Widening Announced »
Thursday
Sep122019

EGLE Announces Awards for Infrastructure Improvement Projects

16 municipal projects, which may or may not involve right of way acquisition, have received funding by EGLE.

The Department of Environmental Quality has been renamed EGLE, which stands for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. EGLE recently issued a press release identifying project that it is supporting through various awards. The projects include the following.

Eight communities will receive assistance through the SRF program, including:

  • Charter Township of Kinross – A $6.0 million loan that includes $4.5 million in principal forgiveness for a food waste handling building at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • City of Lansing – A $9.8 million loan for the Central Interceptor and Sycamore-Lindbergh Interceptor rehabilitation project.
  • City of Muskegon – An $11.5 million loan that includes $8.6 million in principal forgiveness for sewer repairs to maintain collection system structural integrity.
  • City of South Haven – A $420,000 loan that includes $315,000 in principal forgiveness for sewer improvements on Center Street.
  • Grant Township – A $1.8 million loan that includes $1.3 million in principal forgiveness for the replacement of lagoon liners and treatment equipment.
  • Huron River Green Infrastructure Drainage District – A $355,000 loan that includes $67,000 in principal forgiveness for street tree planting in the city of Ann Arbor to reduce nonpoint source pollutant loading into the Middle Huron River Watershed.
  • Millers Creek Ann Arbor Drain Drainage District – A $1 million loan that includes $235,000 in principal forgiveness for the Pepper Pike Stream modification project to reduce sediment loading and nonpoint source pollution into the Huron River.
  • Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority – A $9.5 million loan for the replacement of the west tertiary filters and repairs to the incinerator at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Six communities, for a total of eight loans, will receive assistance through the DWRF program, including:

  • City of Hamtramck – A $755,000 loan that includes $151,000 in principal forgiveness for replacement of lead and galvanized service lines on private property. 
  • City of Kalamazoo – A $1.7 million loan that includes $255,000 in principal forgiveness for full-length lead service line replacement in the city of Parchment.
  • City of Muskegon – A $2.0 million loan that includes $400,000 in principal forgiveness for replacement of water mains and lead service lines. 
  • East Lansing Meridian Water and Sewer Authority – A $950,000 loan for water treatment plant improvements to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. 
  • Great Lakes Water Authority – A $29.9 million loan for Phase 1 of a multi-phase construction project to improve efficiency and reliability in the transmission system involving the Northeast and Water Works Park Treatment Plants in the city of Detroit.
  • Great Lakes Water Authority – An $8.3 million loan for improvements to the raw sludge clarifiers and raw sludge pumping system at the Lake Huron Water Treatment Plant in Fort Gratiot Township of St. Clair County.
  • Great Lakes Water Authority (on behalf of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department) – A $16.5 million loan that includes $4.7 million in principal forgiveness for replacement of water mains and full-length lead service lines in the city of Detroit. 
  • City of Bay City – A $5.0 million loan that includes principal forgiveness of $1.0 million for replacement of water main and lead service lines.

Some of these projects appear to involve work either at existing sites or to repair existing infrastructures. Others may require acquisition of right of way. If you are subject to acquisition for one of these projects, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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