Highland Park mayor discusses closing of water treatment plant

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., (WXYZ) - Highland Park is set to discontinue the city's water treatment plant today.

Mayor DeAndre Windom discussed the decision during a Monday news conference. He also informed citizens of both the immediate and long-term solutions to the plant's closing.

A new advisory board will also be put into place to analyze the city's water treatment operations.

Three weeks ago the city of Highland Park was forced to use Detroit's water treatment plant because their's was in such a state of disrepair.

Experts estimate a minimum of $10 million is needed to fully repair the facility that has crumbling walls and malfunctioning valves among other major issues.

It's unclear how the shutdown of the plant could affect the cash-strapped city financially.

Windom says some of the money generated by providing water service to residents goes into Highland Park's general fund.

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