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Rep. Markkanen highlights water system grant for Ironwood
RELEASE|June 8, 2021

State Rep. Greg Markkanen today announced the city of Ironwood has been awarded a grant to provide people with cleaner drinking water and improved wastewater systems.

A total of nearly $215,000 in grant funds will be awarded to the city through the Drinking Water Asset Management Grant. The program was developed by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy through the Michigan Clean Water Plan.

The plan will invest $500 million to help communities around the state make needed infrastructural upgrades – such as replacing water service lines, expanding sewer systems if current systems are undersized or outdated, cleaning up toxic contamination and addressing failing septic systems.

“Clean drinking water and wastewater management are crucial components to our quality of life,” said Markkanen, of Hancock. “I am committed to making the western U.P. a better place to live, work and raise a family and I will continue fighting for opportunities like these for our region.”

Rep. Markkanen is in his second term representing residents in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, as well as Powell and Ishpeming townships in Marquette County.

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