MISSAUKEE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- On Monday, city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a nearly $7 million water system improvement project in McBain.
The improvement project will include building a new water treatment plant, a new municipal well, and improvements to the existing city’s wells.
Also, part of the project will be making improvements to the existing water storage tank and replacing roughly 12,000 feet of watermain.
The project comes after decades of discolored water and sediment buildup, according to McBain Mayor Joey Roberts. He said the water has affected roughly 4,000 people.
The goal of the project is to improve water quality throughout the city.
Officials said roughly 70 percent of the current water system will be replaced.
Construction will begin this week and is expected to be finished in August of 2022.