New $37 million wastewater treatment plant to replace 57-year old lagoon system
After 57 years of utilizing a lagoon system to handle the community’s wastewater, time has caught up with that system of management.
Due to a multitude of problems, ranging from performance issues to mechanical equipment failure and excessive accumulation of biosolids, Belding must now implement an expensive solution to address a situation 60 years in the making.
As this city continues to improve its wastewater treatment plant as required by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE), more spending on the project is likely on the way.
The Belding City Council on Tuesday approved spending additional money on the city’s wastewater treatment plant, this time for upgrades to its chemical storage building.
The City Council unanimously voted to approve a $14,950 quote from Quality Maintenance Contractors in Muskegon to upgrade the city’s chemical storage building at the wastewater treatment plant.