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Ann Arbor Council Approves Drinking Water System Plan

Ann Arbor City Council has approved the sale of bonds to help maintain a pair of pump stations key to the city's drinking water system.  

As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, council last night agreed to sell  up to $31. million in  bonds to pay for system upgrades.

A pair of pumps, crucial to Ann Arbor's drinking water system, will soon get needed electrical improvements. The upgrades will be funded by the sale of bonds to the state's Drinking Water Revolving Fund program.  

The City Council on Monday night unanimously approved the sale of $3.15 million in bonds.  Craig Hupy is the city's Public Services Administrator.  He says the bulk of the city's drinking water goes through the Barton Pump Station and improvements will also be made at the South Industrial Pump Station. The bonds will have below market interest rates at 2.5 percent and will be paid back through water system revenues.

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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