Affordability and Planning Grant

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EGLE Affordability and Planning Grant Process

The WRC was awarded a grant from the State of Michigan's Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Department to study and create long-term and sustainable water affordability solutions. As a result of this project the WRC will implement affordability plans for both the City of Pontiac and the Charter Township of Royal Oak. A final report is due in September of 2022.

Our Goal

It is our goal for water suppliers and municipalities across the nation to find this report helpful in creating their own affordability plans. In collaboration with various stakeholders throughout the State of Michigan and other water experts across the country, we are continuously incorporating the valuable feedback they receive and discover.

Our Partners

Our partners include a Coalition of Community Leaders in Pontiac and the Charter Township of Royal Oak, elected officials at Oakland County and within Oakland County communities, The Water Center at Penn, the State of Michigan including state officials and legislators and our WRC water customers. We would also like to recognize the many water service providers and municipalities we have spoken with, both regionally and nationally, for contributing their own insight and resourcefulness.

Water's True Cost




2022 Water Affordability Coalition Meeting Presentations

2021 Water Affordability Coalition Meeting Presentations 

 Contact Information

Demar Byas, WRC Affordability Coordinator 

Julia Ruffin, WRC Community Liaison