Elk Rapids iron removal plant begins construction
The construction has begun on the village’s iron removal plant at 91 Ames St (the northeast corner of Ames and US-31). This is the first phase of a two-year $5,500,000 water upgrade project for the village, which includes the $900,000 plant, painting the interior of the water tower, and the replacement of 3.2 miles of water main throughout the village.
The plant will allow the well behind the Department of Public Works (DPW) to be put back into use, providing water without iron in it. This clean water will reduce the odor and staining of the water that the village provides to its customers. The village is expecting the plant to be complete and functioning before Memorial Day weekend.
When the entire project is complete, the village will have replaced all of the 4” diameter pipes with 8” diameter pipes that will better serve their customers and further improve the condition of the water provided. – Submitted by Village of Elk Rapids DPW Superintendent Brad Kluczynski