MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – A $14 million dollar upgrade is coming to the Marquette Area Wastewater Facility.
Monday night at the Marquette City Commission meeting a capital improvement plan put together by the Marquette Area Wastewater Advisory Board was approved.
The current facility does not meet standards set by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.
The project will build a new solids-handling facility and provide additional waste storage areas to meet state regulation.
“Eventually we needed to address the problem, we’re supposed to have 180 days of storage that is a requirement we have,” remarked Mark O’Neill the director of Municipal Utilities for Marquette township. Currently the facility only has 140 days worth of storage.
According to the Wastewater Advisory Board the upgrades will not affect service to Marquette residents.