Reed City Celebrates Groundbreaking of Major Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade
Reed City is breaking ground on its upgraded wastewater treatment facility.
City Manager Rich Saladin, said they worked closely with state lawmakers to get the upgrades, funded by multiple grants such as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
“One of the major obstacles was finding funding for this project, and so once I got into my position, it was one of the first things I worked on,” explained Saladin. “Reaching out to our state legislators, reaching out to our government officials, talking to EGLE, talking about immediacy. Find how we’re going to support this through funding, without overburdening our community with increases on water and sewer prices.”
The project will be a total upgrade of the plant, which includes replacing outdated sections from the 1950’s.
By bringing the wastewater treatment plant to the north location, the city will no longer be running pipes across the Hersey River.
The cost of the project is around $26 million. It’s estimated to be completed by December 2025.
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