The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities president has praised Gov. Tim Walz’s water infrastructure funding plan as great news for Greater Minnesota.
Coalition President and Thief River Falls Mayor Brian Holmer explained on Thursday that hundreds of Greater Minnesota communities are currently facing issues with aging water treatment facilities and the need to make expensive upgrades to protect our waters. He added that the governor’s plan to invest $222 million in bonding for PFA programs shows that he is committed to helping cities make these necessary improvements. His support for these critical programs will be crucial for their success, Holmer said.
Walz’s investment of state funds to match federal infrastructure dollars and invest in the removal of lead service lines in cities across Minnesota is also appreciated, said Holmer, noting that state support will help fund these and other expensive water and wastewater projects so that their large costs don’t entirely fall on cities’ residents and businesses.