Membrane water treatment plant planned in Michigan

A US$ 50 million membrane-based water-treatment plant is being planned by Bay County in Michigan, USA, which is seeking a county-wide partnership to tap a new source.

The plant would treat raw water purchased from the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corp sourced from Whitestone Point on the west shore of Lake Huron.

Bay City's aging treatment plant currently takes in water from Saginaw Bay, further south down the lakeshore, which has taste and odour issues.

The Bay City Times quotes Tom Paige, director of the Bay County Department of Water & Sewer as saying, "For the community, the benefit is finally connecting to the Saginaw-Midland water source and filtering water with a state-of-the-art facility."

Officials hope to have the plant up and running by 2015.

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