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Ishpeming sewer work slated to start next spring

ISHPEMING, MI— The City of Ishpeming is planning to replace 25,000 feet of sewer main next year.

Funding for the $16 million project is coming from a grant through the American Rescue Plan and a bond from the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy through the federal Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

The project includes installation of new PVC pipe via open cut throughout the city; the reinforcement of existing pipes located in wetlands, the Carp River, and other sewers where open cut is impractical; backup generators and pump replacements for all eight lift stations; and a new, 30-inch diameter Carp River sewer crossing installed via directional drilling that will provide a redundant crossing—which is critical in times of high water and heavy flow.

Construction will likely begin in the spring of 2024.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.