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Charter Township of Texas - Eagle Lake & Crooked Lake: Lake Level Control

Important Information

This project is designed to control the lake levels of Eagle Lake and Crooked Lake by means of two lakebed intake beds, two pumping stations, 3,724 linear feet of force main, and a filter building with mechanical filters.

Tentative Project Schedule:

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) of pipe at the east end of Crooked Lake: week of September 11, 2023
  • Filter building construction: mid-September
  • Dredging of the lakes for filter beds: October and November
  • Piping work from Eagle Lake to Crooked Lake: spring of 2024
  • Project completion: July 1, 2024

 

There will be times in the spring of 2024 where residents along West PQ Avenue and the easterly end of West Crooked Lake Drive will have the area in front of your homes torn up. You will have limited access to your home for a very brief period of possibly several hours. Please let us know if you have any special access needs and we will do our best to make arrangements with you.

Contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to a successful project in your area!

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Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field on behalf of the Charter Township of Texas.

Tom Wheat, PE 
Project Manager
(269) 372-1158

Janine DeVries
Onsite Contact
(616) 450-9854

Dennis Todd
Onsite Contact
(269) 615-2906

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Charter Township of Texas
Erik Wilson
(269) 375-1591

Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner
Jason Wiersma
(269) 384-8117

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Contractor: Balkema Excavating
Kyle Batts
24-Hour Emergency Contact
(269) 998-6508

The underground piping around the filter building has been installed.

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Construction of the outlet will continue, weather permitting.
  • The floor drain and sump installation will be finished in the filter building.
  • Planning to install the Crooked Pump Station wet well in the next few weeks.

The backwash pipe and conduit were directionally drilled. The sanitary manhole was installed and connected to backwash pipe.

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Construction of the outlet will continue, weather permitting.
  • The sump will be installed in the filter building.
  • Underground piping at the filter building has begun to be fused and will be installed.
  • Planning to sink the Crooked Pump Station wet well in the next few weeks.

The backwash manhole was installed yesterday, which will connect to the 4-inch backwash pipe.

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Construction of the outlet will continue, weather permitting.
  • The crew anticipates directionally drilling the 4-inch backwash pipe and 1-inch conduits this week.

Ice & water shield was installed on the filter building roof last week. Work has paused due to this week’s low temperatures.

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Construction of the outlet will continue, weather permitting.
  • The crew has begun to fuse the 4 inch backwash pipe which will be directionally drilled.

Work at the filter building is ongoing.

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Installation of sheathing on gable ends and ice & water shield is anticipated this week.

Work at the filter building is ongoing. The bond beam was completed last week.

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Filter building roof trusses and roof deck are anticipated this week.

Infiltration piping has been installed and sand backfilling has been completed at Eagle Lake. Please continue to be alert for construction vehicles.

Upcoming Schedule:

  • The dredging crew is moving their equipment off-site at Eagle Lake and 6th Street Park.
  • Work at the filter building is ongoing. Roof trusses are anticipated later this week.

Precast planks have been placed at the filter building. Dredging was completed yesterday at Eagle Lake. The dredging contractor will place sand for the infiltration system. Please continue to be alert for construction vehicles.

 

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Sand placement for the infiltration system at Eagle Lake.
  • The Eagle Lake infiltration system piping will be assembled.
  • Continued construction at the filter building.

Masonry is completed. Dredging at Eagle Lake starts today. There will be trucks driving on Aquaview Drive and Heritage Drive to transport dredged material. Please be alert for construction vehicles.

 

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Precast planks for the filter building are scheduled to be placed on Thursday.

Masonry has begun at the filter building.

 

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Precast planks for the filter building are scheduled to be delivered on Monday.
  • Equipment has been moved to Eagle Lake. Dredging in Eagle Lake may start next week.