Michigan House approves $2.1 million for sewers
Michigan lawmakers approved a $2 million funding package Wednesday for sewsers and other equipment for the state’s new statewide sewer machine program, which officials say will increase capacity and ease the transition to new machines.
The measure passed by the Michigan House Tuesday, sending it to the state Senate, where it is awaiting action by Gov.
Rick Snyder, who is expected to sign it.
The funding for the machine, which will be in operation by late fall, is a key component of Snyder’s plan to expand the state to 20 million people by 2026.
The state will begin selling sewer equipment at $50 a month, with additional fees to cover maintenance and shipping.
It will cost $1,000 to buy an approved sewer.
The new machine is expected in about a year.