stormwater management

  • MDEQ awards $101 million in third-round SAW grants

    MDEQ awards $101 million in third-round SAW grants

    December 11, 2015

    MDEQ just announced its third round of Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) grant recipients, totaling $101,000,000. The SAW program provides an amazing opportunity for communities to develop asset management plans for their stormwater and wastewater systems. It’s all about looking farther into the future, preventing disasters, and being responsible about financing Michigan’s infrastructure. To see a list of third-round grantees […]

  • P&N’s York Creek Drainage Design in Action!

    P&N’s York Creek Drainage Design in Action!

    June 23, 2014

    A few years ago, Prein&Newhof helped Plainfield Township, Alpine Township and the Kent County Drain Commissioner address a serious flooding problem at York Creek along Four Mile Road. In general, pervious areas were declining in the watershed. York Creek’s flow is very flashy (responds very quickly to rainfall) because it drains a large, densely developed […]

  • Whitehall’s green street featured in MML Review

    Whitehall’s green street featured in MML Review

    June 11, 2014

    The May/June issue of the MML Review features Whitehall’s Lake Street (the green road) on pages 8-10. Here’s an excerpt! Indeed, the real genius of the project lies in the low-impact design created by Prein&Newhof. Rather than imposing on the landscape a series of artificial constructs to perform the filtering functions, these innovative engineers looked […]

  • What will happen when all this snow melts?

    What will happen when all this snow melts?

    February 18, 2014

    By Jim Hegarty, P.E. I just returned from a warm vacation, and whenever I’m away, I always wonder what’s going on at home. This time, I wondered how much more snow could pile up in my driveway. Answer: six inches! As I look out my office window right now, it’s still snowing. I’m already dreaming […]

  • Green Streets in Michigan – MLGMA Presentation

    Green Streets in Michigan – MLGMA Presentation

    July 26, 2013

    Prein&Newhof Civil Engineers Jim Hegarty, P.E. and Jason Washler, P.E. presented this week at the Michigan Local Government Management Association’s summer workshop about green streets and stormwater treatment, including three case studies of green street projects in Michigan. You can check out their presentation.

  • New Service: Asset Management

    New Service: Asset Management

    July 12, 2013

    We’ve been talking about Asset Management lately, especially in connection to the MDEQ’s Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant Program. This is a great way to get money to jump start your stormwater and wastewater projects. We’d love to help you apply for this funding. An important part of preparing the work plan for […]

  • Whitehall’s Story Retold: “Urban Stormwater Management Using Low Impact Design”

    Whitehall’s Story Retold: “Urban Stormwater Management Using Low Impact Design”

    April 12, 2013

    Award-winning environmental journalist Jeff Alexander of Grand Haven has written a summary of our Whitehall project for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition (page 10) and it was included in a report to Congress on the on-the-ground success of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Jeff writes a success story like this about once a week. […]

  • $654 million wastewater, stormwater funding bills signed into law

    $654 million wastewater, stormwater funding bills signed into law

    January 7, 2013

    New State of Michigan grants available for asset management programs, planning Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed HB 5673 and SBs 1155 through 1158 into law late last week, authorizing an investment of $654,000,000 in grants and loans for wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. MDEQ’s Revolving Loan Section will manage the funds and develop the application process, […]

  • Permeable Pavers Video

    Permeable Pavers Video

    December 4, 2012

    P&N’s Lake Street reconstruction project in Whitehall is Michigan’s first “green” road. One of the green technologies employed there is the use of brick permeable pavers in parking areas to collect sheet runoff from the road during rainstorms. This video shows how water infiltrates through the cracks between paver bricks into the stone below the […]

  • Wastewater, Stormwater Planning Grants up to $2,000,000 Brewing in State Legislature

    Wastewater, Stormwater Planning Grants up to $2,000,000 Brewing in State Legislature

    November 19, 2012

    P&N is closely tracking HB 5673-5676 and SB 1155-1158, which we expect Governor Snyder to sign before 2012 ends. We participated in the committee that developed this concept, and we are in close contact with Legislators and regulators as the bills move through the adoption process. Grants up to $1,000,000 with 10% match, and $2,000,000 […]