GLWA transfers more than $1.2 million in additional funding to Detroit, Flint for bill payment, conservation assistance

DETROIT— The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Board of Directors recently approved the transfer of more than $1.2 million in additional WRAP (Water Residential Assistance Program) funding to the city of Detroit, as well as the city of Flint.

The transferred funding is from the uncommitted 2018 bill assistance funds from GLWA’s  three major county partners: Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. Of the $1.2 million being transferred, $794,400 will be directed to the city of Detroit and $427,755 to the city of Flint for conservation and direct assistance.

Since its inception in March 2016, 73 percent of GLWA member communities have opted-in to WRAP, a first-of-its-kind program in Michigan and one of few sustainable assistance plans in the country. More than 15,000 households across GLWA’s service area are enrolled in WRAP, with Detroit and Flint residents making up 71 percent of all enrollments.