LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 20, 2024) — The MI Clean Water Plan grants through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and support from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) aim to help communities upgrade aging infrastructure, ensure healthy drinking water and protect Michigan’s environment. The City of Inkster, located within Sen. Dayna Polehanki‘s (D- Livonia) district, received $10,905,000 to replace Inkster’s water mains. 


The Michigan Senate, along with the state House, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and federal agencies have ramped up funding for aging water infrastructure — a critical move to help ensure those water systems continue to protect public health and the environment, including Michigan’s unmatched freshwater resources.  


“I am thrilled to offer a huge congratulations to Mayor Nolen and Inkster Public Works for applying for and winning a $10,905,000 State of Michigan grant from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to replace Inkster’s broken and deteriorating water mains. This remarkable achievement marks a pivotal moment in addressing the critical need to replace Inkster’s aging and faulty water mains. It’s partnerships like these that showcase the power of collaboration between our state government and local communities — demonstrating our collective commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Michiganders. Well done, Inkster!”