Updates

  • Great Lakes Fishery Trust accepting proposals for Habitat Protection & Restoration

    The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting proposals for the Habitat Protection and Restoration grant program. There is up to $500,000 available  for 2017. This Request For Proposals (RFP) is for: Protection, enhancement, and/or restoration of valuable Great Lakes fisheries habitat that supports the rehabilitation of lake trout, lake sturgeon, or other important Great Lakes […]

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  • Federal Loan Options Available for Water Infrastructure Projects

    Do you need to borrow $20 million or more for a drinking water, wastewater, or water supply project? You may be eligible to receive credit assistance for your next project through the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. WIFIA is expected to help support approximately $2 billion in total infrastructure investment. Resources […]

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  • Senator MacGregor, Representative Afendoulis meet with P&N Asset Management team

    State of Michigan Senator Peter MacGregor (pictured right) and State Representative Chris Afendoulis (pictured middle) met with key Prein&Newhof engineers and GIS professionals for 90 minutes on Monday, January 16 to review how West Michigan communities are investing their SAW (Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater) grants. MDEQ’s $450 million SAW asset management planning grant program just awarded its fourth round of […]

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  • Funding Opportunity for Fluoride Equipment Projects

    Are you or someone you know looking to replace, upgrade, or install fluoridation equipment? If so, there is an opportunity to team up with a national association and a federal agency to assist with your project. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have collaborated […]

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  • City of Rockford’s wastewater system evaluation predicts significant savings

    The Rockford Squire recently published an article discussing Prein&Newhof’s partnership with the City of Rockford to evaluate its stormwater and wastewater systems. The City was awarded nearly $850,000 through the MDEQ’s SAW (Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater) Program. This has enabled Prein&Newhof to collect and analyze data on the condition of Rockford’s stormwater and wastewater systems. With the resulting […]

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  • Legislative Report on Flint Water Crisis Proposes Changes for Water Systems

    By Barbara Marczak, PE The State of Michigan’s Joint Select Committee on the Flint Water Emergency recently published its final report, outlining 36 legislative proposals to bring positive changes to Michigan’s public water systems. Included among its legislative proposals: Lowering the lead action level from 15 ppb to 10 ppb by 2020. Heightening scrutiny of […]

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  • Governor Snyder‘s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission says $60 billion needed to fix Michigan’s infrastructure

    Asset management is a key component to fixing roads, sewers, and water systems By Brian Vilmont, PE Today Governor Snyder unveiled the final report of his 21st Century Infrastructure Commission, citing the need for $60 billion over the next 20 years to fix our state’s ailing infrastructure systems. A key part of the Committee’s recommendations is […]

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  • Rural Development interest rates plunge to lowest ever!

    By Jim Hegarty If you’re thinking of doing a sewer or water project in Michigan, and your community has fewer than 10,000 residents, you should consider financing it through the United States Department of Agriculture–Rural Development. Their current ‘poverty’ interest rate is 1.375%, their ‘intermediate’ interest rate is 1.785%, and their market rate is 2.25%. To explore this opportunity, please […]

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  • Spoonville Trail – Now Open to the Public!

    Ottawa County recently celebrated the opening of Phase I of the Spoonville Trail with a Ribbon–Cutting and Donor Recognition Ceremony. The new non–motorized trail stretches almost two miles from North Cedar Drive in Robinson Township to Leonard Road in Crockery Township. Phase II, which is scheduled for summer 2017 construction, will expand the path an additional two miles from Leonard Road and 120th Avenue […]

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  • Check out Downtown Cadillac’s Transformation

    Cadillac’s downtown improvements are almost complete! A new splash pad, outdoor fireplace, and a beautiful arch will add an inviting touch to the new Plaza gathering space in the heart of downtown Cadillac. The Plaza is one part of a series of improvements recommended by Cadillac’s PlacePlan. In 2014, the City of Cadillac applied for MIplace Partnership assistance from […]

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