September 2012

  • Low Impact Development

    Click below to view a snazzy introduction to Low Impact Development (LID) as it relates to stormwater management. As we’ve said before, stormwater management is an emerging issue in West Michigan as methods and technologies are changing. Stormwater Management Technologies for Low Impact Development on Prezi

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  • Michigan’s first pervious concrete intersection built in Ionia

    [youtube=http://youtu.be/BBJG4rJdnA4] When the City of Ionia re-built Lafayette Street, they replaced two existing asphalt intersections with pervious concrete pavement. This video shows the City’s Vactor Truck emptying 5,000 gallons of water directly on the intersection. The water flows through the pavement, collects in the specially-designed soil below it, and infiltrates and recharges the groundwater. Jason […]

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  • Grant Advisory from Jason Washler

    I met yesterday with 3 members of EPA Region 5 to review the Lake Street project in Whitehall, and I learned the following: Over half the projects that received money during the first round of funding were in EPA Areas of Concern (AOC).  80% of the projects that received money during the second round of […]

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  • Federal Highway Administration – Funding Help

    Here’s a site from the Federal Highway Administration that provides informational videos and resources to assist those working on FHWA projects, specifically local public agency projects.

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  • Muir kids raise money for bridge replacement

    You don’t need to tell the Village of Muir residents to “quit slackin’ and make it happen.” They need a new bridge over the Twin Rivers for safety, convenience, and economic reasons, and nothing is stopping them from making it happen. The current bridge is over 100 years old, yet is a vital link to […]

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