Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Water Quality Monitoring Target of Fed Funds -- The Times Herald

This is good news for people in St. Clair River - MI.

Water quality monitoring target of federal funds
Times Herald

The federal government’s spending bill approved over the weekend will send more than a half-million dollars to the Blue Water Area for a long-awaited water quality monitoring system on the St. Clair River.

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, on Monday announced that St. Clair and Macomb counties will split $650,000 to develop a system to monitor the river for chemical spills that originate on either side of the international border.

This is the first time the federal government has allotted money for a monitoring system. No such system now exists.

The money will require a 45% match from the two counties, bringing the total amount to about $1.2 million.

The counties are already working on deciding what type of system would best benefit the millions of people who receive their drinking water from the river and Lake St. Clair.

News - The Times Herald - www.thetimesherald.com

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