News

  • Progress on Michigan’s first green road

    How exciting is this?  Jim Hegarty caught the permeable pavers being installed on Whitehall’s Lake Street.

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  • Prein&Newhof’s Kevin Gritters named ASCE West MI Branch President

    The American Society of Civil Engineers is a national organization with a Michigan section and West Michigan branch. Kevin Gritters, bringing his seven years of experience in civil engineering with Prein&Newhof,  has been named president of the West Michigan branch. Congratulations Kevin!

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  • Lifelong Learning at Calvin – Water

    Tom Newhof has been speaking at Calvin College weekly in a series about Water for the Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL). His talks tackle the relevant issues of Great Lakes health, water conservation, water quality, stormwater, and water treatment and come from his 52 years of experience as an engineer specializing in water. His […]

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  • Dam Removal Grants Available

    MDNR has announced that $2.35 million in grants will be available to remove dams. Applications are due December 5, 2012. P&N has four successful dam removals and several dam removal studies to its credit. Here are some of them. If you are interested in pursuing one of these grants, contact Jim Hegarty.

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  • ASCE Michigan Section Elects Daniel Lewis as New President

    The ASCE Michigan Section has selected Daniel G. Lewis, PE, as its 2012-2013 President. Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 144,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE is the preeminent organization representing the civil engineering profession. ASCE facilitates the […]

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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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  • Funding a Stormwater Utility

    The Grand Rapids Press ran an article recently about the City’s desire to fund its stormwater program: to create a serious new revenue stream to fund stormwater improvements. At the state level, the proposed HB 5673 promotes grants to communities who want to set up a stormwater utility, which is similar to water and sewer […]

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  • Pentwater Clean Water Plant Breaks Ground

    On August 14, 2012, the Village of Pentwater held a groundbreaking for its new Clean Water Plant. The welcome and project history were given by Village President, Juanita Pierman.  Project descriptions were given by Village Manager, Jim Miller.  Prein&Newhof followed up with a thank-you to the Village, for allowing us to be a part of […]

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  • P&N’s Mark Prein named Assocation Director for MWEA

    Congratulations to Mark Prein, PE, who has been named Association Director for the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) Board. MWEA was established in 1925 to bring together those who work in the water quality field, providing a forum for water environment topics that develops strategies, objectives, and goals to further the quality of Michigan’s water […]

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  • Lake Street in Whitehall to become Michigan’s first “green road”

    Rain gardens, bioswales, and porous pavement will filter stormwater and reduce the amount that reaches White Lake during storms — reducing pollution and flooding. This summer, Whitehall will transform a ½-mile stretch of Lake Street into Michigan’s first “green road.” The street will be equipped with a state-of-the-art stormwater system to collect runoff from 60 […]

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