Updates

  • Grant Application Window Open for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Projects

    The Nonpoint Source Program is requesting proposals for fiscal year 2019 funding for watershed projects. The goal is to protect and restore impaired waters from nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. Funding may be used for physical improvements, information/education strategies, land use planning, the installation of easements, and related activities. Projects must address specific sources of nonpoint […]

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  • Three P&N Engineers earn PE Licenses

    Prein&Newhof is proud to announce that Tyler DeNooyer, Steve Taplin, and Lucas Timmer recently earned their Professional Engineer (PE) licenses in the State of Michigan. To earn the PE license in the State of Michigan, individuals must earn a four–year college degree, pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years […]

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  • GLFT Grants Available for Water Access Sites

    The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) has up to $500,000 available for projects focused on significantly increasing access to the Great Lakes fishery for shore-based angling and tribal commercial fishing in Michigan. Supported activities may include: Construction of new access sites Upgrades and renovations to existing access sites Engineering and feasibility studies for proposed access […]

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  • Michigan’s New Lead and Copper Rule is Now in Effect

    Following much debate and public input, Michigan’s new lead pipe regulation is strictest in the nation. Michigan’s New Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) has been filed with the State’s Office of the Great Seal, putting it into effect immediately. The Rule is under the authority of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. With this new LCR, Michigan now has the […]

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  • Hegarty retires from P&N after 25 years

    James Hegarty, PE retired in May after 25 years at Prein&Newhof. With a background in pipe sales, Jim joined P&N in 1993, and was given the directive to “get more work”. During his career, Jim approached his work with an entrepreneurial mindset, applying his broad working knowledge of civil engineering to find new client relationships […]

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  • P&N mourns the loss of Ed Prein, Co-Founder

    We are saddened by the recent death of Prein&Newhof co-founder, H. Edward Prein. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Prein family during this time. Ed will be remembered for his vision, wisdom, strong technical skills, and committed service to our clients, all of which helped to grow our business. In 1969, Ed Prein, PE, PS and Tom Newhof, PE established Prein&Newhof, a […]

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  • USDA-RD funding options available for water projects

    The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development has several programs to assist businesses and municipalities with infrastructure issues in rural areas. The USDA–RD Michigan office recently announced that they have additional appropriation from the federal office for its Water and Waste Disposal Grant and Low Interest Loan Program. This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking […]

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  • President Trump’s water infrastructure proposal shifts current funding models

    By Jim Hegarty, PE The University of North Carolina’s Environmental Finance Center recently shared an article highlighting four proposed White House initiatives that could change business as usual in the water infrastructure funding world. The four concepts introduced in it are: $100 billion in incentives for projects that increase revenue streams and support economic development. A […]

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  • Thomas Smith named Chair of MSFA

    Congratulations to P&N Senior Project Manager Thomas A. Smith, PE, CFM who was recently named Chair of the Michigan Stormwater–Floodplain Association (MSFA). Tom has been a member of MSFA for 15 years, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2010. As Chair, he is responsible for presiding over MSFA Executive Board Meetings and the annual […]

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  • P&N Professional Jonathan Nelson earns PE License

    Prein&Newhof is proud to announce that Jonathan Nelson recently earned his Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Michigan. To earn the PE license in the State of Michigan, individuals must earn a four–year college degree, pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, and pass the Principles and […]

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