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Wozniak votes for plan to improve water project funding access for locals

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Doug Wozniak on Thursday voted to approve a three-bill plan to modernize and streamline programs that allow local communities access to federal funding for water infrastructure projects throughout the state.

“Much of Michigan’s infrastructure, especially water infrastructure, is in serious need of repair or replacement,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “Projects of such scale are expensive, and that is why these federally funded, state-administered, low-interest revolving fund loan programs are so important to communities large and small. The plan we have approved would make it less burdensome for local governments to apply for and receive the loans they need to carry out these critical projects.”

House Bills 5890, 5891 and 5892 would update the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Clean Water State Revolving Fund, to better reflect the current needs of communities and make the process for applying and qualifying for low interest funding to execute them less burdensome.

The bills will advance to the governor for consideration.