MDEQ

  • Video: Charlevoix Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

    Video: Charlevoix Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

    June 20, 2016

    The City of Charlevoix partnered with Prein&Newhof to redesign its wastewater treatment plant located on the coast of Lake Michigan. “Why?” You ask. The plant was experiencing some significant problems. It had difficulties appropriately nitrifying cold water in the winter, managing the increased demand for water during the warmer tourist months, and meeting new MDEQ regulations and safety standards. So […]

  • MDEQ accepting Wellhead Protection Grant Applications

    MDEQ accepting Wellhead Protection Grant Applications

    June 10, 2015

    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  […]

  • SAW-Funded See Snake Discovers Rusting Pipe

    SAW-Funded See Snake Discovers Rusting Pipe

    December 12, 2014

    The Gull Lake Sewer & Water Authority (GLSWA) operates a 4.4-mile long, 12-inch-diameter ductile iron forcemain. It handles nearly 500,000 gallons of sewage daily from the Village of Richland and the Gull Lake area. Rich Pierson, GLSWA’s Director, wondered for years about the 32-year-old pipeline’s condition. The problem: unless the pipe’s exterior is exposed, there […]

  • Michigan’s Coastal Zone Management Program

    Michigan’s Coastal Zone Management Program

    October 8, 2014

    About CZM MDEQ’s Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program promotes wise management of the cultural and natural resources of Michigan’s Great Lakes coast and provides grant funding for projects that support this vision. CZM is currently requesting proposals for recipients of its 2016 FY coastal grants for projects between October 1, 2015 and December 30, 2016 […]

  • Round Two SAW Grant Recipients Announced

    Round Two SAW Grant Recipients Announced

    September 18, 2014

    MDEQ has released the Round Two SAW Grant Recipients List. Those communities highlighted in blue will receive a total of over $91 million in SAW Grants later this fall. Congratulations to all of them!

  • MDEQ launches wetland banking grants and loans

    MDEQ launches wetland banking grants and loans

    June 22, 2014

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced it will take grant and loan applications for its Wetland Mitigation Banking Fund Program (WMBF) starting on July 1, 2014. The WMBF provides grants and low interest loans to eligible municipalities interested in developing a wetland mitigation bank. The primary purpose of the program is to promote the […]

  • Brownfield Money: $945,000 cleans up site for New Health-Focused Campus

    Brownfield Money: $945,000 cleans up site for New Health-Focused Campus

    June 19, 2014

    MDEQ awarded Kalamazoo Valley Community College $945,000 to clean up sites along Portage Creek, making way for its new Health Focused Campus. P&N helped KVCC with all the paperwork to make this grant a reality. Contaminated sites are usually a major roadblock in redeveloping urban areas, and KVCC worked with the City of Kalamazoo Brownfield […]

  • P&N mobilizes SAW team

    P&N mobilizes SAW team

    May 27, 2014

    Prein&Newhof field crews began work last week on asset management projects funded through MDEQ’s SAW (Stormwater and Wastewater) grant program. MDEQ awarded $77 million to Michigan communities this Spring to begin the process of developing infrastructure asset management plans. Another $353 million will be awarded in future years. The first step in an infrastructure asset […]

  • 2014 SAW Grants Awarded March 12

    2014 SAW Grants Awarded March 12

    March 18, 2014

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced the SAW Grant Awards on Wednesday, March 12, awarding $97M for 2014. We expect that the SAW grant program ($450M) will take another three or four years before exhausting its entire allotment. Stats: 673 Communities applied for SAW grants. MDEQ drew a total of 574 fund-able submittals that […]

  • How to find money for your project:  PART 2 – Network!

    How to find money for your project: PART 2 – Network!

    January 28, 2014

    This is the second post of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. Pick any project on your wish list—where will you find enough money to make it happen? Look to your network. No, I do not mean ask them for money! They are, however, a key link between […]