Wastewater

  • 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 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 […]

  • PARCC Side blower design wins Consumers Energy award

    PARCC Side blower design wins Consumers Energy award

    June 11, 2015

    The North Kent Sewer Authority’s PARCC Side Clean Water Plant recently received Consumers Energy’s Large Commercial Project of the Year Award. Prein&Newhof designed a blower replacement for its aeration system, which ended up lowering PARCC Side’s annual energy bill by $100,000. It met Consumers’ criteria for a project that provided energy savings, was innovative and […]

  • Pipe-cam shows flow obstructions by direction drilling

    Pipe-cam shows flow obstructions by direction drilling

    May 10, 2015

    By Mark Prein, PE Directional drilling is a wonderful new pipe installation technology, but smaller pipes can cut through existing, larger pipes like a hot knife through butter during drilling. Not only does this cause a flow obstruction, but when a gas or power line cuts into a pipe, its poses safety issues for cleaning […]

  • P&N’s pipe-cam helps clients stretch their pipe inspection budgets

    P&N’s pipe-cam helps clients stretch their pipe inspection budgets

    August 25, 2014

    Many communities routinely televise the inside of buried pipes before they design a road or street project. If you have a limited budget, you might consider pre-screening pipelines using P&N’s pipe-cam. For a small investment, you can see inside as many as 30 manholes a day for a fraction of the cost of televising, saving […]

  • Funding Restored to Two Great Lakes Programs

    Funding Restored to Two Great Lakes Programs

    January 20, 2014

    Congress released its 2014 spending bill last week, providing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative with $300 million and the Clean Water State revolving fund with $1.44 billion, up from $285 million and $1.37 billion in 2013. “The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative supports efforts to clean up toxic pollution, restore fish and wildlife habitat, fight invasive […]

  • 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 […]

  • GIS and Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program (PACP) Applications

    GIS and Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program (PACP) Applications

    March 1, 2013

    We thought you might find this video interesting: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3PGQX1krng] This was a pilot project with Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s wastewater system for their pipe inspection consultant. The video helped them visualize the results of an extensive pipe inspection program using GIS. Prein&Newhof can produce similar information management and visual analysis tools for your system […]

  • Joint Expo and Operators Day – MI-AWWA / MWEA

    Joint Expo and Operators Day – MI-AWWA / MWEA

    January 29, 2013

    The AWWA / MWEA Joint Expo is sponsored by the Michigan Sections of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA).  It is the Midwest’s premier 2-day exposition of wastewater treatment and drinking water treatment & distribution equipment, manufacturers, consultants and representatives. P&N usually sends 10+ people to this event, […]

  • $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, […]