Resources

  • MDEQ accepting Wellhead Protection Grant Applications

    The MDEQ has released the The Wellhead Protection Grant Program application for 2016. These grants require a 50% local match and assist communities in developing and implementing wellhead protection plans in order to protect public water supply systems from groundwater contamination. To win this grant, you will need: 50% local match through local funds, A  […]

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  • Pipe Fail: What to do when your system’s pipe breaks

    By Jim Hegarty, PE I have been called in to look at a fair number of pipe failures over the course of my engineering career. One thing I notice is in the rush to fix the failure, there is often little focus on figuring out why the failure occurred. It is easy to miss clues […]

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  • What do environmental engineers do?

    by P&N Environmental Engineer Barbara Marczak, PE I hear this question often. What is an environmental engineer? What does one do? What does a typical day look like? Environmental engineering focuses on cleaning water and air, and protecting habitat and ecosystems. At Prein&Newhof, our environmental engineers design water and wastewater treatment systems, wells and intakes […]

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  • Grand River project is a game-changer for Grand Rapids

    By Jim Hegarty Last Friday, I got updates on the massive Grand River restoration project in Grand Rapids at two events. At the first event, sponsored by the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW), I saw a graphic of the project, which proposes to restore the Grand River’s 18-ft drop as it winds its […]

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  • MDOT Transportation Economic Development Fund

    The MDOT Office of Economic Development is now taking applications for the Transportation Economic Development Fund Category F – Fiscal Year 2017. Who can apply? Cities, villages, and county road commissions. Make sure your proposed project is on a federal-aid designated route, within federal aid urban areas, and the county has a population of 400,000 […]

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  • Michigan Blue Economy – We’re Powered by Water

    The Michigan Economic Center and GVSU Annis Water Research Institute recently launched Michigan Blue Economy (michiganblueeconomy.org), a report about how water has already powered Michigan’s economy and how it can provide new economic opportunities through business innovations, a global water education/research center, and by recognizing the value of our Great Lakes and the resources and […]

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  • Looking to remove a dam or replace a bridge?

    You might find help for these and other activities with a Sustain Our Great Lakes grant. Sustain Our Great Lakes now has a Request for Proposals available for grant funding for improvements to on-the-ground habitat within the Great Lakes basin. For 2015, an estimated $5-7 million in grants will be awarded in two categories: Stream […]

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  • Infrastructure Asset Management Plans – Helping communities develop long-term rate structures

    By James Hegarty, PE I’m encouraged by Michigan’s state-wide movement toward adopting asset management as a financial planning tool for key infrastructure systems. This article supported my belief that to enjoy the current level of service from our infrastructure into the future, it’s going to cost more money. It’s easy to see the results of […]

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  • Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Loans Guide Available Now

    Prein&Newhof has just released its updated 2015 Grants and Loans Guide! It covers several common and many creative resources available to Michigan communities looking for help paying for their infrastructure projects. It also offers grant-writing tips and highlights case studies of projects funded by grants. To request a free copy of the Grants and Loans […]

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  • Grants available to help communities plan water, sewer projects

    If you need help with a new or an aging sewer or water system, but there is no money to get started, you should look into two US Department of Agriculture grant programs—PPG (Predevelopment Planning Grant) or SEARCH (Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households). Both PPG’s and SEARCH grants have a median household […]

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