Sturgeon Bay Gets $300,000 to Replace Lead Service Lines to Private Homes

The Department of Natural Resources will provide $300,000 in financial assistance to the City of Sturgeon Bay to assist private property owners in replacing lead service lines that supply water to homes, schools and day care centers.

The funding will go toward replacing an estimated 120 lead service lines that connect homes to a water main in the city.

Sturgeon Bay is one of 35 municipalities to complete a financial assistance agreement with the state.

Through the Lead Service Line Replacement Funding program for FY17, Sturgeon Bay will receive $300,000 in financial assistance in the form of Principal Forgiveness (PF), which means no debt is incurred on behalf of the municipality for these funds.

The DNR conceived the funding program last year following a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow the state greater flexibility in allocating loan funds for water infrastructure projects. Another $13 million will be awarded to qualifying municipalities in FY18.

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