$105K grant allows Davison to continue identifying, replacing lead pipes

DAVISON, MI – Davison has received a $104,951 state grant to continue to identify and replace lead water pipes.

The grant was announced Thursday, April 4, by Rep. David Martin (R-Davison) and comes from federal COVID-19 relief funds provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

“This grant is an investment in both infrastructure and the health and well-being of our community,” Martin said. “Investments like these are absolutely critical to maintaining the integrity of our water systems and ensuring access to clean water for generations to come.”

Davison began identifying lead pipes about two years ago after lead and copper pipe laws changed. The city was tasked with identifying a total of 262 pipes.

The grant will allow Davison to continue its lead service line replacement program for approximately 125 service lines at properties suspected of having lead, a news release from Martin said.

“Anytime we get grants to help with anything, it’s a good thing. “We were very happy about the opportunity to apply and then receive funding,” said City Councilor Andrea Schroeder.

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