Ann Arbor invites the public to learn about a $ 4.6 million water system improvement project

ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor officials are inviting residents to a virtual meeting to learn about suggestions for improving the city’s water treatment plant.

The improvement project would ensure the delivery of safe and reliable water from the Huron River to the facility for treatment and distribution to water customers, officials said.

It consists of replacing valves and pipes, which Barton Pond, where the city sources most of its drinking water, sees as critical to the reliability and operational control of the pumping station. Air relief valves will be installed on 42-inch and 24-inch raw water pipelines, officials said.

The city plans to fund the $ 4.6 million project over 20 years and pay $ 276,894 in debt annually.

It is estimated that the average home water customer costs about $ 3 annually, representing a rate increase of about 1%.

The virtual public meeting to discuss the project in more detail and a public hearing are planned for June 3rd from 6pm to 7pm via Zoom.

Join the meeting online using passcode 846474 or by calling 888-788-0099 and enter webinar ID 912-4617-1430.

Public comments can also be sent by email to [email protected]

Adjacent neighborhood impacts of the project may include intermittent deliveries or construction related traffic near the pumping station at 1010 W. Huron River Drive, as well as short term access for air relief valve installation in the Bird Hills Nature Area.

All construction work is expected to take place during the day for a period of 18 to 24 months from July 2022.

Copies of the proposed project plan can be viewed at the water treatment facility at 919 Sunset Road.

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