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Senators Peters & Stabenow Announce More Than $61 Million in Federal Funding for Lead Pipe Replacement Across Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced that Michigan will receive more than $61 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help Michigan communities identify and replace the estimated 203,670 lead service lines that are in use across the state. This investment is made available through the EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which is funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law the Senators helped enact.

“Every American deserves access to clean and safe drinking water,” said Senator Peters. “Thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law I helped pass, we are making critical investments to replace lead service lines, helping to protect Michiganders from lead exposure.”

“Michigan knows all too well the dangers of lead pipes,” said Senator Stabenow. “This critical investment will help identify and replace lead pipes across our state so that families don’t have to question whether their water is safe to drink. We’re making important progress to protect our drinking water thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.”

Today, the EPA announced $3 billion in investments for states, Tribes and territories through this year’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Read more about the program here.

Peters and Stabenow have previously supported efforts to reduce levels of lead in drinking water and strengthen America’s water infrastructure. In 2021, they helped pass the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, which invested more than $30 billion over five years for the Drinking Water and the Clean Water State Revolving Funds. In the most recent government funding legislation passed into law, the Senators helped secure $345 million for the Lead Hazard Control and Health Homes programs, which improves lead safety through enforcement actions and upgrades substandard housing units with healthy home interventions. This robust funding will help ensure these programs can continue protecting families from these easily preventable health hazards.