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Norway awarded $371K drinking water grant

LANSING, Mich. — The city of Norway will receive a $371,296 grant under the state’s Drinking Water Asset Management program, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday.

The DWAM grant can be used to update or develop an asset management plan as well as inventory the system to help control lead and copper levels.

The Norway grant was among nearly $5 million awarded to 11 Michigan cities, villages and townships under the umbrella of the MI Clean Water plan.

“The MI Clean Water plan helps us put Michiganders first, and we should continue building on it to replace lead service lines statewide, tackle toxic contaminants, and cut utility costs for families,” Whitmer said in a news release.

The MI Clean Water plan is a $500 million investment to rebuild the state’s water infrastructure.

“Michigan continues to be committed to helping communities address longstanding water infrastructure deficits,” said Liesl Clark, director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. “With more federal support on the way for work like removing lead service lines and other pressing needs, we’re pleased to complement those efforts with these innovative grant programs that have been assisting local water systems.”

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