July 2012

  • Cooperative grant program reopened

    Townships can apply for grants from the state’s Economic Vitality Incentive Grant Program, which was reopened after the Legislature approved a supplemental appropriation that included an extra $10 million for the program. The grants aim to provide funding to offset costs for townships, cities, villages and counties interested in service sharing or consolidation and other […]

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  • Five Myths about Great Lakes Water

    There’s a growing fear that the Great Lakes water is in danger, and that we need to work quickly to keep people from trying to steal it – or worse, sell and profit from it. Fortunately, this fear is unfounded, based largely on myths about current laws and practices.   Myth #1 – We are […]

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  • Lake Street in Whitehall to become Michigan’s first “green road”

    Rain gardens, bioswales, and porous pavement will filter stormwater and reduce the amount that reaches White Lake during storms — reducing pollution and flooding. This summer, Whitehall will transform a ½-mile stretch of Lake Street into Michigan’s first “green road.” The street will be equipped with a state-of-the-art stormwater system to collect runoff from 60 […]

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  • EPA offers $15 million for small utility systems

    The Environmental Protection Agency has $15 million in grants to help small drinking water and wastewater systems with training and technical assistance. The funds are for Safe Drinking Water Act compliance training and tools to help your staff enhance system operations and management practices. If your water or wastewater system serves fewer than 10,000 people, you may […]

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