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USDA Commemorates Earth Day with $5 Million for Port Sanilac Water System Improvements

Alec Lloyd
East Lansing
Release Date

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan Brandon Fewins today commemorated Earth Day by announcing more than $5 million for improvements to Port Sanilac’s water infrastructure.

“This represents a significant and necessary upgrade to Port Sanilac’s water system,” said Fewins.  “It provides an excellent example of how USDA is helping to provide essential infrastructure while protecting the environment of the entire Great Lakes basin.”

USDA is providing a $1,269,000 loan and $3,794,000 grant for total of $5,063,000 to improve Port Sanilac’s aging and undersized water distribution system. A permanent metered connection point will link Port Sanilac to the Village of Lexington's water system creating a long-term solution regarding high-water levels and erosion.  Removing dependence on an unstable well source will also improve Port Sanilac's resilience to the impacts of climate changes.

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.

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