Bay County water plant ready for groundbreaking

BY ANTHONY RIZZO

Today, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held for a multi-million dollar Bay Area Water Treatment Plan.

Officials said the money will be used to construct a membrane filtration facility.

They said they project could employ up to 500 workers during the construction phase.

Tom Paige is the Director of the Bay County Department of Water and Sewer.

He said the project’s main benefit is that it will pull water from a deeper water source, rather from shallower waters.

“That’s huge in this whole thing to have high-quality water to begin with. So that raw water source combined with the state-of-the-art membrane water filtration plant really positions the Bay area in a good position for furnishing high-quality water for the next 40-50 years,” Paige said.

The project is expected to be operational by July 2015.

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