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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Monday for Lake Station's new water filtration plant which is going up in what's currently an empty lot on Union Street. It's part of an overall plan to improve water quality for customers of Lake Station city water. Not all residents of Lake Station are on city system, parts of which date back to the 1950s. Groundbreaking for phase one includes the new plant, new wells, and water main improvements. In 2008, Lake Station hired American Structurepoint out of Indianapolis and South Bend, to evaluate its water distribution system.