LANSING, Mich. Feb. 13, 2023 — State Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw) is elated that Saginaw has been awarded two grants from the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for clean water infrastructure. Saginaw was awarded both the Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) grant and a grant from the American Rescue Plan Act. DWAM will invest over $116,000 to help communities in Saginaw upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, while $15 million from the second grant will be used for elevated water storage tank upgrades.

“What a wonderful investment in our community. It is absolutely foundational that we continue to support healthy, strong and up-to-date water infrastructure at home, in our communities and throughout our state,” O’Neal said. “With both EGLE investments in Saginaw, our community can continue to do just that. Functional and safe infrastructure reinforces healthy communities.”

The $15 million project involves the construction of a 3-million-gallon elevated water storage tank. The new elevated water storage tank will allow Saginaw to maintain water system pressure during power outage events at the water treatment plant. The $116,000 investment will be used to investigate and maintain over 300 water service lines within the community. Both projects are intended to be completed by early 2026.