Sen. Kowall announces $2.4 million loan for water quality upgrades

Sen. Kowall announces $2.4 million loan for water quality upgrades

LANSING —  The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner will receive a $2.4 million loan from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for water quality improvements, said Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake.

The department issued its “order of approval” for the loan from the State Revolving Fund.

“This is fantastic news for all residents of Oakland County,” Kowall said. “These upgrades will help protect one of our most precious natural resources – our water. As a part of the Great Lakes State, Oakland County and its residents take protecting and preserving our environment seriously. I’m glad to see these needed funds committed to such a worthwhile project.”

The funds will be used to upgrade the process piping and the mechanical, architectural and structural components to the Eight Mile pump station facility. Additional minor improvements to the bulkhead weir in the sanitary sewer overflow changes on Evergreen Road are also planned.

The DEQ commended the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, a county agency, for “its efforts to protect Michigan’s water resources and the public health.”