Robinson Applauds EGLE Support for Detroit and Hamtramck

Awarded funds bolster community efforts for clean and safe water
Thursday, August 15, 2019

DETROIT — The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced their approval earlier this month of a loan of $755,000 to the city of Hamtramck and $29.95 million to the Great Lakes Water Authority in Detroit from the Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF). State Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) celebrated the announcement, noting the vital importance of providing access to clean water for all Michigan homes.

“All too often, we hear stories of tragedy and malfeasance when it comes to providing Michiganders the clean water they deserve. I am pleased that the City of Hamtramck and City of Detroit have taken steps to ensure that our residents always have the drinking water they need without having to suffer the consequences of an unclean or unstable supply,” said Robinson. “I can think of no better way to celebrate National Water Quality Month than recognizing our community’s commitment to our families’ health and safety.”

Michigan's Drinking Water Revolving Fund program, established in 1997, was designed to assist water suppliers with satisfying the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act by offering low-interest loans to eligible water suppliers.