- Associated Press - Monday, October 3, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Ann Arbor is considering a $90 million project to replace aging pre-treatment basins at the city’s water plant and the work could result in bigger water bills.

The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/2dDSF9Y ) the plant on the city’s northwest side includes facilities dating back to the 1930s and the city is looking to replace them starting in 2022.

Brian Steglitz, the city’s water treatment manager, says the old basins have “a lot of moving parts” and are a challenge to keep working. He says the technology also is outdated, so the project would allow the plant to upgrade to modern techniques.

The city’s staff plans to proceed with design work in fiscal year 2018-19 and present a more detailed cost estimate in 2019-20. Higher bills would help fund the effort.

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Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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