Legislation brings Michigan one step closer to fixing infrastructure
State Rep. Roger Victory today testified before the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his legislation to create a nine-member Water Asset Management Council.
The Water Asset Management Council will have nonprofit, public and private members who have expertise in water, sewer, and storm water containment, treatment and disbursement policies. The goal is to better assist water asset management plans for all water-related agencies and integrate assets for the future of Michigan’s water infrastructure.
“We need to identify areas of the state and local infrastructure that are in need of repairs and make recommendations regarding how to address these issues,” said Victory, of Hudsonville. “The Water Asset Management Council is the first step in finding a solution and preparing the future of Michigan’s water infrastructure.”
Members will serve three-year terms without direct compensation.
The Water Asset Management Council is required to submit an annual report regarding water asset conditions and the impact of investments. The council will prepare an annual report to the Legislature and to the Michigan Infrastructure Council that details the activities of the council and the money spent related to water assets.
House Bill 5406 remains under consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.