Governor Announces $165 Million For Underground Investment

During the Governor’s annual budget presentation to a joint meeting of the Senate and House Appropriations committees on Wednesday, he announced that the administration’s focus for the next several months would not only be on Flint and the problems surrounding the city’s lead-tainted water and pipes, but on the state’s entire underground infrastructure. The Governor […]

MITA Commissions Professional Assessment of Underground Infrastructure in Michigan From PSC

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 […]

Governor’s budget recommendations include $97 million for Underground Asset Management Programs

The MITA-led push for the new DEQ Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) grants are beginning to see action, as nearly 600 communities throughout Michigan applied for the new grant money late last year.  The first round of grants are being awarded this spring, and Governor Snyder’s budget recommendation included $97 million to fund nearly […]

Positive Momentum in Underground Construction Industry

There have been a couple of positive items moving for the underground construction industry. Just this week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) by a large margin of 417-3. This will fund projects throughout the U.S. for dams, waterway improvements, flood mitigation and other similar items providing $10 billion […]