- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Officials say a new $59.6 million water treatment plant in Bay County is expected to be up and running next month.

The Bay City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1HwxZFO ) the Bay Area Water Treatment Plant in Bangor Township is set to be operating by Aug. 17.

Plans had called for the plant to being operations a few weeks earlier. But Tom Paige, director of the Bay County Department of Water and Sewer, says that it’s important to make sure every detail is wrapped up before bringing the plant online.

Construction started in 2013. It’s replacing the Bay City Municipal Water Treatment Plant, which draws from Saginaw Bay. The new plant’s water filtration system is expected to improve the quality of drinking water. It will draw water from Lake Huron near Au Gres.

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Information from: The Bay City Times, http://www.mlive.com/bay-city

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