Walz goes downs sewer to highlight need for water projects

MN Governor-elect Tim Walz listens to voters during stop in La Crescent

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)- Gov. Tim Walz went into a storm sewer to call attention to his proposal for borrowing $300 million to protect Minnesota’s water supplies by replacing aging water infrastructure and upgrade treatment facilities.

The Democratic governor’s water package is part of what he says will be around a $2 billion borrowing proposal, also known as a bonding bill. It’s aimed at helping communities clean up existing contamination and upgrade facilities to prevent pollution from happening.

Walz announced his affordable housing proposal a day earlier. He plans to announce his higher education, public safety and local projects borrowing plans next week.