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Cascade Township - Goodwood Watermain Project

Important Information

This project is designed to connect residents in the Burger-Goodwood neighborhood to municipal water by an extension of the City of Grand Rapids’ municipal water system. There will be times that the area in front of your home is torn up and you will have limited access to your home. Please let us know if you have any special access needs and we will do our best to make arrangements with you.

Click here for a link to the Cascade Township Updates Website.

Click here for a link to the Water Service Connection Status Map.

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

Please reach out to goodwoodwater@gmail.com or any of the below representatives:

Engineer:

Prein&Newhof
Kevin Koster, PE
(616) 588-9019

On-Site Contact:

Prein&Newhof
Payton Novak, PE
(616) 432-6700

Contractor: 

Kamminga & Roodvoets
Chad Lake
(616) 949-0800

Winter Update

Phase I – As the spring time nears, if you have any concerns regarding restoration or questions regarding your new water service, please reach out to the project email account – goodwoodwater@gmail.com.

Phase II – The project plans have been completed and permits have been acquired. Now that funding has been secured, the project will be going out for bids through the City of Grand Rapids. Tree removals have primarily taken place already to expedite construction activities when a contractor is awarded the contract.

Work to Date

  • Watermain has been placed, tested, tied-in and crews have stubbed water services to the right-of way line in the following locations.
    • Burger between Goodwood and the west end of the job limits (6950 Burger).
    • Cimarron between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • Tripoli between Burger and Tuscany and on Tripoli Court.
    • Tuscany between Burger and the west end of the job limits.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tanglewood between Burger and Thornapple River Drive.
    • Pressure testing and chlorination is complete.
    • Services are ongoing.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tricklewood between Tanglewood and Brookhills Ct and Brookhills Ct east of Tricklewood.
    • Pressure testing and chlorination is complete.
    • Services are ongoing.
  • Contractor has completed the installation of the new storm sewer on Burger between Tanglewood and the bayou and between Tuscany and 6920 Burger.
  • Restorative efforts are continuing, and damaged irrigation systems are being repaired.

 

Work Upcoming

  • Crews will continue to work on water service installation on Tanglewood, Tricklewood and Brookhills Ct.
  • Watermain installation on Tricklewood is expected to begin in the next few weeks, starting at the Tanglewood intersection moving south towards Tricklewood Ct.
  • Crews will continue restorative efforts in completed areas.

 

General Notes

  • Residents should be aware that after your yard has been dug it may be up to a month before we are able to complete the work and repair irrigation systems.
  • The contractor will be responsible for establishing grass growth.  For best results residents are encouraged to regularly water the hydroseed and mow down any weeds that do come in.

July 13, 2023

Work to Date

  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Goodwood and Tanglewood.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right-of-way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tripoli between Burger and Tuscany and on Tripoli Court.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Cimarron between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Tanglewood and the west end of the job limits (6950 Burger).
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tuscany between Burger and the west end of the job limits.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Contractor has completed the installation of the new storm sewer on Burger between Tanglewood and the bayou and between Tuscany and 6920 Burger.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tanglewood between Burger and Thornapple River Drive.
    • Pressure testing and chlorination of the new main is underway.
  • Restorative efforts are continuing, and damaged irrigation systems are being repaired.

 

Work Upcoming

  • Watermain installation on Tricklewood is expected to begin on Thursday July 13, starting at the Tanglewood intersection moving north towards Brookhills.
  • Beginning Monday July 17th, there will be traffic shifts on Thornapple River Drive between Thornhills and Ridgemont so crews can cross Thornapple River Drive with watermain at Tanglewood and Brookhills.  This work is expected to last two weeks and two-way traffic will be maintained.
  • Crews will continue restorative efforts in completed areas.

 

General Notes

  • Residents should be aware that after your yard has been dug it may be up to a month before we are able to complete the work and repair irrigation systems.
  • The contractor will be responsible for establishing grass growth.  For best results residents are encouraged to regularly water the hydroseed and mow down any weeds that do come in.

June 26, 2023

Work to Date

  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Goodwood and Tanglewood.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right-of-way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tripoli between Burger and Tuscany and on Tripoli Court.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Cimarron between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Tanglewood and the west end of the job limits (6950 Burger).
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tuscany between Burger and the west end of the job limits.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Contractor has completed the installation of the new storm sewer on Burger between Tanglewood and the bayou and between Tuscany and 6920 Burger.
  • Restorative efforts are continuing, and damaged irrigation systems are being repaired.

Work Upcoming

  • The contractor will complete stubbing water services along Tuscany between Burger and the cul-de-sac.
  • Watermain installation on Tanglewood began last WThursday, starting at the Burger Dr intersection moving south/west
  • Crews will continue restorative efforts in completed areas.

General Notes

  • Residents should be aware that after your yard has been dug it may be up to a month before we are able to complete the work and repair irrigation systems.
  • The contractor will be responsible for establishing grass growth.  For best results residents are encouraged to regularly water the hydroseed and mow down any weeds that do come in.
  • Residents may be aware that the contractor had to re-excavate at various water service connections.  This was to adjust the depth of the services to meet building code requirements.  Restoration efforts in the affected areas will be done ASAP.  Please be aware that this had nothing to do with the private side plumbing contractors.

June 16, 2023

Work to Date

  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Goodwood and Tanglewood.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right-of-way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tripoli between Burger and Tuscany and on Tripoli Court.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Cimarron between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Tanglewood and the west end of the job limits (6950 Burger).
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tuscany between Burger and the west end of the job limits.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Taps are being completed this week.
  • Contractor has completed the installation of the new storm sewer on Burger between Tanglewood and the bayou and between Tuscany and 6920 Burger.
  • Restorative efforts are continuing, and damaged irrigation systems are being repaired.

Work Upcoming

  • The contractor will complete stubbing water services along Tuscany between Burger and the cul-de-sac.
  • Watermain installation on Tanglewood is also slated to begin the week of June 19, starting at the Burger Dr intersection moving south/west
  • Crews will continue restorative efforts in completed areas.

General Notes

  • Residents should be aware that after your yard has been dug it may be up to a month before we are able to complete the work and repair irrigation systems.
  • The contractor will be responsible for establishing grass growth.  For best results residents are encouraged to regularly water the hydroseed and mow down any weeds that do come in.

May 31, 2023

Work to Date

  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Goodwood and Tanglewood.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right-of-way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tripoli between Burger and Tuscany and on Tripoli Court.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Cimarron between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have completed stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Tanglewood and the west end of the job limits (6950 Burger).
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Taps are scheduled in the coming week.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tuscany between Burger and the west end of the job limits.
    • The main has passed all pressure testing and is currently being chlorinated.
    • Taps are scheduled in the coming week.
  • Contractor has completed the installation of the new storm sewer on Burger between Tanglewood and the bayou and between Tuscany and 6920 Burger.
  • Restorative efforts are beginning, and damaged irrigation systems are being repaired.

Work Upcoming

  • The contractor will continue stubbing water services on Burger to the west limits.
  • The contractor will begin stubbing water services along Tuscany between Burger and the cul-de-sac.
  • Contractor is planning to replace the guardrail that was removed by the Burger bayou on Friday, June 2nd.
  • Watermain installation on Tanglewood is also slated to begin when work on Tuscany is completed.
  • Crews will continue restorative efforts in completed areas.

 

General Notes

  • The lane reduction/daytime closures on Burger between Tuscany and Tanglewood will remain in place until the guardrail can be replaced, and the road reconstruction completed.  It is anticipated that this will be completed by the end of next week.
  • Residents should be aware that after your yard has been dug it may be up to a month before we are able to complete the work and repair irrigation systems.
  • The contractor will be responsible for establishing grass growth.  For best results residents are encouraged to regularly water the hydroseed and mow down any weeds that do come in.

May 12, 2023

Work to Date

  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have continued stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tripoli between Burger and Tuscany and on Tripoli Court.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have begun stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Cimarron between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crews have continued stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Tuscany and Tanglewood including the bayou crossing.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Tanglewood and the west end of the job limits (6950 Burger).
  • Contractor has begun the installation of the new storm sewer on Burger between Tanglewood and the bayou and between Tuscany and 6920 Burger.
  • Installation of the watermain on Tuscany has begun.

 

Work Upcoming

  • The contractor will continue stubbing water services on Cimarron.
  • The contractor will begin stubbing water services on Burger between Tuscany and Tanglewood
  • The Contractor anticipates that crews will complete storm sewer on Burger between Tanglewood and Goodwood.
  • Asphalt paving crews is scheduled to be on site by the end of the month to replace sections of road that were removed and begin replacement of drive approaches. This is dependent on weather condition suitable for paving.
  • Concrete driveway replacement will occur at a later date once an appropriate amount has been reached for the concrete crews to have a full day works
  • Contractor will also replace the guardrail that was removed by the Burger bayou in the coming weeks.
  • Watermain installation on Tuscany is also slated to continue.
  • Crews will continue restorative efforts in completed areas.

 

General Notes

  • The lane reduction/daytime closures on Burger between Tuscany and Tanglewood will remain in place until the storm sewer can be installed, the guardrail can be replaced, and the road reconstruction completed. It is anticipated that this will be completed by the end of the month.

 

May 4, 2023

Work to Date

  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crew have continued stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tripoli between Burger and Tuscany and on Tripoli Court.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into the existing system.
    • Crew have begun stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Cimarron between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • The water main is being pressure tested and chlorinated.
  • Watermain installation through the bayou on Burger between Tuscany and Tanglewood began and is nearing completion.

 

Work Upcoming

  • The Contractor and the City of Grand Rapids will complete the pressure testing and chlorination of the new watermain on Cimarron.
    • Once completed, crews will begin stubbing out new water services.
  • The Contractor will continue stubbing water services on Tripoli and Tripoli Court.
  • The Contractor anticipates that crews will replace storm sewer on Burger between Tanglewood and Goodwood.
  • Asphalt paving crews are scheduled to be on site by the end of the month to replace sections of road that were removed, and will begin replacement of drive approaches.
    • This is dependent on weather condition suitable for paving.
  • Concrete driveway replacement will occur at a later date once an appropriate amount has been reached for the concrete crews to have a full day’s work.
  • Contractor will also replace the guardrail that was removed by the Burger bayou in the coming weeks.
  • Watermain installation on Tuscany is also slated to begin.
  • Crews will continue restorative efforts in completed areas.

 

General Notes

  • The lane reduction/daytime closures on Burger between Tuscany and Tanglewood will remain in place until the storm sewer can be installed, the guardrail can be replaced, and the road reconstruction completed. It is anticipated that this will be completed by the end of the month.

April 28, 2023

Work to Date

  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • The main has passed all testing and has been tied into service.
    • Crew have begun stubbing water services out to the right of way line.
  • Watermain has been placed along Tripoli between Goodwood and Tuscany and on Tripoli Court.
    • The watermain has been pressure tested and is in the process of being chlorinated.
  • Watermain has been placed along Cimarron between Goodwood and Tuscany.
    • The water main is being pressure tested.
  • Watermain installation through the bayou on Burger between Tuscany and Tanglewood began and is nearing completion.

 

Work Upcoming

  • The Contractor and the City of Grand Rapids will continue the pressure testing and chlorination of the watermain placed on Tripoli and Cimarron and begin the process of testing and chlorinating the main through the bayou.
  • The contractor will continue stubbing water services on Burger and begin on Tripoli and Cimarron.
  • The Contractor anticipates that a second crew will replace storm sewer on Burger between Tanglewood and Tuscany.
  • Watermain installation on Tuscany is also slated to begin.
  • Crews will begin restorative efforts in completed areas.

 

April 17, 2023

Work to Date

  • Watermain has been placed along Burger between Goodwood and Tuscany.
  • Contractor has begun filling the new main in preparation for testing and chlorination.

 

Work Upcoming

  • The Contractor and the City of Grand Rapids will begin the pressure testing and chlorination of the watermain placed along Burger between Goodwood and Tuscany.
  • The Contractor anticipates that a second crew will be on site during the week to begin preparations for the Burger Bayou crossing scheduled for the week of April 24th.

 

The main crew will strip topsoil along Tripoli and Tripoli Ct between Burger and Tuscany and begin placing the new watermain in that location.

 

April 12, 2023

Crews began work on the installation of the watermain on Monday working west from the Burger and Goodwood intersection. The contractor will continue to move west down Burger in the coming days.  Crews then expect to begin work on installation of the watermain on Cimarron and Tripoli next.

A second crew is anticipated to be on site next week to begin preparation for the watermain crossing the Burger bayou.

As a reminder, if residents have specific companies that they use for irrigation, landscaping or repairs to any underground fencing, they are encouraged to send the name and contact information to goodwoodwater@gmail.com.

 

 

March 23, 2023

The general contractor has notified the City/Township of their intention to begin work on April 10, 2023.  Residents should be aware that construction equipment and materials may begin arriving on-site when frost laws have been lifted, which is expected to be during the week of March 27th.

Construction is slated to start at the Burger Dr/Goodwood Dr intersection and work NW toward the bayou crossing. A general schedule is shown below, but residents should be aware that weather, site conditions, and crew productivity can often affect schedules on projects such as this.

Burger Drive between bayou and Goodwood:

  • Begin work in early April
  • Work expected to last for ~5 weeks

Burger Drive bayou crossing:

  • Work expected to begin in mid-April
  • Work expected to last for ~2 weeks

Burger Drive between bayou and the west project limit:

  • Begin work in early May
  • Work expected to last for ~6 weeks

Cimarron between Tuscany and Burger:

  • Begin work in mid-April
  • Work expected to last for ~5 weeks

Tripoli Drive between Tuscany and Burger:

  • Begin work in mid-April
  • Work expected to last for ~6 weeks

 

Tuscany Drive between Burger and the cul-de-sac:

  • Begin work in mid-May
  • Work expected to last for ~8 weeks

Tanglewood Drive between Burger and Thornapple River Drive:

  • Begin work in early-June
  • Work expected to last for ~10 weeks

Tricklewood between Brookhill Ct and 3564 Tricklewood:

  • Begin work in late-July
  • Work expected to last for ~7 weeks

Tricklewood Ct. between Tricklewood and cul-de-sac:

  • Begin work in mid-August
  • Work expected to last for ~3 weeks

Brookhills Ct between Tricklewood and cul-de-sac:

  • Begin work in mid-August
  • Work expected to last for ~3 weeks

Water service placement in areas located adjacent to existing water main is ongoing. Plumbing companies are also quoting connections for residents in Phase I. If you have not done so already, please reach out to one or both of the two pre-qualified plumbing companies about connecting to municipal water.

If residents have specific companies that they use for irrigation, landscaping, or repairs to any underground fencing, they are encouraged to send the name and contact information to goodwoodwater@gmail.com.

 

November 7, 2022

The Contractor has notified parties that water main installation will not commence until late winter/early spring of 2023. A proposed schedule will be posted once it has been received and reviewed.

Water service placement in areas located adjacent to existing water main is ongoing. If you have not done so already, please reach out to one or both of the two pre-qualified plumbing companies about connecting to municipal water.

If residents have specific companies that they use for irrigation, landscaping or repairs to any underground fencing, they are encouraged to send the name and contact information to goodwoodwater@gmail.com.

August 1, 2022

The watermain installation project is still slated to begin in September. However, the tree removals are expected to begin next Monday (August 1st) and the crews anticipate they will complete all the tree removals planned for Phase I. Trees currently scheduled for removal are flagged with a pink or yellow ribbon.

The City of Grand Rapids has approved two plumbing companies to complete the installation of water services between the watermain by the road and your basement. The contact information is listed below, as is a process of how the work is expected to be completed.

Pre-approved Plumbing Companies:

McDonald Plumbing
Attn: Grace Thumser
(616) 698-6771
gthumser@mcdonaldplumbing.com

BRIK Plumbing
Attn: Kraig Keegstra
(616) 277-1561
kraig@brikplumbing.com

Process for Plumbing Selection:

  • The property owner can coordinate with one or both of the pre-approved plumbing companies and select the company that they feel most comfortable working at their house.
  • The plumbing company will provide Prein&Newhof (P&N) and the City of Grand Rapids a property specific quotation form. This information will also be available to the property owner.
  • P&N will coordinate with the City of Grand Rapids to review the property specific quotation form and verify that it is in line with the costs received at the time of bidding.
  • Once verification of pricing is completed, the plumbing company will be approved to complete the work.
  • The plumbing contractor will coordinate with both the City of Grand Rapids and Cascade Township for required inspections.
  • After completion of the work, the plumbing company must compile and submit all required paperwork to P&N and the City of Grand Rapids for review and payment.
  • The City of Grand Rapids will approve payments to be made directly to the plumbing company.

June 27, 2022

Current Status:

Watermain construction is currently scheduled to begin in September, pending water main material delivery. Prior to the water main being installed, trees within the public road rights-of-way will be cleared as necessary. This contract will construct the water main along the road and water service stubs toward each house. You will receive more information regarding connecting your water service from the stub into your house at a later date.

Water main will generally be installed along the west or north sides of streets. There will be short periods of time when water main is being installed in front of your houses and your driveway will be inaccessible. The contractor will work to restore driveways as soon as possible during the day and will ensure that all driveways are accessible by the end of the workday. Caution is advised while driving through the project area. For the safety of all residents and construction crews, we ask that residents be mindful of construction areas at all times throughout the project area.

The private side contract, which will install the service from the roadway to each house, is currently being reviewed and will be before the Grand Rapids City Commission in early July. It is expected that the list of pre-approved plumbers will be available to residents in mid-July whereupon residents in Phase I can begin contacting plumbers to get property specific plumbing quotes.