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East Lansing – Michigan State University is moving forward on plans to upgrade its campus water system infrastructure.

The East Lansing school recently announced it’s building a new water treatment plant and storage tank to double its water storage capacity and improve the quality of water. The new plant will filter 6 million gallons of water daily.

Construction on the $21 million project is expected to wrap up in 2020.

In addition to reducing maintenance needs, the school says the new plant will improve the taste of campus water by removing iron and manganese.

The elevated 2 million gallon, 150-foot-tall storage tank will double the storage capacity of the current underground tank it is replacing and save Michigan State University about $150,000 annually in pumping-related costs.

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