Benton Harbor Getting $5.6 Million Federal Grant For Lead Pipe Work

Benton Harbor will receive a $5.6 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to remove lead water lines. The grant will also support a study to optimize the city’s lead corrosion control treatment to improve public health in Benton Harbor. Congressman Fred Upton made the announcement with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and EPA Regional Administrator Kurt Thiede on Friday. Upton called it “a critically serious issue” that needs to be fixed. EPA is making the first-ever selections under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act’s Reduction in Lead Exposure via Drinking Water by announcing $39.9 million in grant funding for ten projects.

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