By Kamen Kessler
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter
City of DeWitt Administrator Dan Coss held a presentation at the Nov. 9 DeWitt School Board meeting to thank the board for their support of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality grant that the city recently got approved. The $1.5 million project is for the inspection and cleaning of all the drainage systems in the city of DeWitt, focusing more on the stormwater system rather than the sanitation one, according to Coss. The grant is worth around $1.3 million with the city paying the other $200,000 for the project, according to Coss. Coss said, “The stormwater system is one of the things we have the least information on in the city, and this will help us better understand everything about it.”
The schools support was vital because some of the stormwater systems are on the school grounds, so for approval of the grant, it was important to have the backing of the school board, according to Coss.