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City of Macomb to replace dated water mains

The city of Macomb is making upgrades to its water system throughout town, thanks to a state grant.

Macomb Public Works Director Alica Ohrtmann said the city will use the 550,000 dollar grant to replace water mains in the northwest portion of Macomb.

She said this grant aims to solve health and safety issues in the community.

She said the new water mains will go in near Stadium Drive, Orchard, West Pierce and Murray streets.

"It improves the reliability of the water system and pressure for like firefighting, it will help improve that as well," Ohrtmann said. "This water main tends to break a lot and so if there's a lot of breaks, we have to issue boil orders and nobody likes to have a boil order."

Ohrtmann said they plan to start construction in the summer. She said the project shouldn't cost the city much, as the grant money is a lot to work with.

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat is a MultiMedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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