In the aftermath of the recent Flint Water Crisis, the underground challenges and problems Michigan will face in the coming years have not gone unnoticed by MITA. Drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems across the state are aging and deteriorating at an alarming rate. MITA believes that a proactive, comprehensive investment plan is needed to avoid another crisis similar to the one we now face on roads and bridges. Many don’t pay a lot of attention to our underground infrastructure, because it is out of sight, out of mind. However, it is no secret that without proper investment, the problems we’ve seen in Flint will explode across the entire state if action is not taken immediately and with long-term goals in mind.
MITA has commissioned the professional assistance of Public Sector Consultants (PSC), an economic think tank located in Lansing, to develop a white paper that will summarize the current state of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure in Michigan. This will also include a summary of the current funding available, as well as the proper amount of investment needed to fund these systems well.
The 5-7 page white paper should be completed by early December.
If you have any questions regarding this collaboration with Public Sector Consultants, please contact Mike Nystrom, Executive Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 517-347-8336.