Resources

  • Musings on 100-Year Floods: From the Waterlogged Mind of a Civil Engineer

    By Jim Hegarty, P.E. Unlike many Grand Rapidians, I missed the worst of Grand Rapids’ Great Flood of 2013. I was in Clearwater, Florida, reading the national news about our flood from the safety of my beach chair. Being in a relaxed and contemplative state, I began to ruminate about “our” flood in terms as […]

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  • MDEQ accepting Wellhead Protection Grant Applications

    The MDEQ has released the The Wellhead Protection Grant Program application for 2014. 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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  • Village of Lyons Receives Bridge Street Streetscape MEDC Downtown Infrastructure Grant

    Congrats to the Village of Lyons, who won over $600,000 towards downtown infrastructure improvements! Prein&Newhof’s engineer, Jason Washler, helped Lyons apply for the MEDC Downtown Infrastructure Grant from Pure Michigan. The money will help improve their downtown by reconstructing Bridge Street.  The proposed streetscape project will include storm sewer improvements, permeable pavers, on-street parking, water […]

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

    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. […]

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  • Asset Management: Getting the most from your infrastructure

    By James R. Hegarty, P.E., Barbara Marczak, P.E., and Brian Vilmont, P.E. Our infrastructure provides the foundation on which our communities are built: the roads that enable our transportation, the watermains that provide our drinking water, the sewers and treatment plants that put clean water back into our environment, and the buildings upon which our […]

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  • Downtown Development Planning Grant Application Available

    MEDC is accepting applications until April 26 for its Downtown Development Planning Grant. Grants up to $100,000 are available, from a total funding pool of $500,000. MEDC is targeting these grants to projects that: Are located within a DDA Are in a Main Street or Redevelopment Ready Community Will create jobs for low/mod income persons […]

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  • Water Quality Monitoring Grant RFP Released

    Water quality monitoring grants are offered under the Clean Michigan Initiative – Clean Water Fund and the proposals are due March 22. This grant pays for water quality monitoring activities that address local issues of concern and identify new chemicals/issues that may be impacting Michigan’s surface waters, such as rivers, streams, public access lakes, wetlands, […]

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

    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 […]

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  • Grant Funding Opportunity – Sustain Our Great Lakes

    Sustain Our Great Lakes now has a Request for Proposals available on its website  for grant funding for work in the Great Lakes basin. Money will be awarded in three categories: habitat restoration; delisting of habitat-related beneficial use impairments; and private landowner technical assistance. Pre-proposals will be due on February 14, 2013.

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  • MWEA Student Scholarships Now Available

    The Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) is currently offering three (3) scholarships for those pursuing a career in the Water Environment Industry or working in the Water Environment Industry and attending school to advance their current career.  Full-time and Part-time, Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships are available. Don’t miss this great opportunity! SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE – […]

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