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      Biosolids facility in Marquette up and running

      The Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Plant has finished construction of its new biosolids storage facility.

      At a special dedication ceremony, the staff officially opened the plant. Biosolids are a product of the wastewater treatment process.

      The new facility allows the storage of the nutrient rich fertilizer. Prior to the storage facility, the biosolids had to be taken to a landfill. Now the city hopes it can use the fertilizer in agricultural and reclamation sites. The project cost more than $400,000. It can hold up to 12,000 cubic yards of biosolids.