A funding plan to further address critical water infrastructure repairs in Michigan would come at the consumer’s cost.

Gov. Rick Snyder is proposing a plan that would generate $110 million in additional revenue over the next five years for three state grant and forgivable loan programs, which provide communities with funds to address priority water infrastructure needs such as water main repairs and lead service line replacements upgrades.

Ari Adler, the governor’s director of communications, said in order to generate that additional revenue, customers who receive water from public supply systems with 1,000 or more customers would be charged an additional $1 per year, in five phases, on their water bills from 2020 through 2024 to help stimulate needed local investments.

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