LANSING, Mich., April 26, 2024 — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) awarded a $288,000 grant to the village of L’Anse for the replacement of lead service lines. This grant, funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), is part of the state’s ongoing commitment to ensure safe and clean drinking water for all Michigan residents. After the announcement, state Rep. Jenn Hill (D-Marquette) issued the following statement:

“I truly believe it’s our job at the state level to invest in the infrastructure that delivers safe drinking water to Michigan families, schools and businesses — a reminder that the 10th anniversary of the Flint water crisis makes clear. We all deserve better, especially our children. That’s why I’m so pleased to see such an important investment made in the village of L’Anse. This is a significant step toward ensuring the safety and well-being of Michiganders, and another step in our plan to improve water infrastructure across our state.”