Important Information

If you do not yet have an approved water service Quotation Form, please work with your contractor to submit it for review. Contact Jeremy Kamp (see contact info below) with any questions about this process.

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

Jesse Boogaard
Onsite Contact
(616) 723–4732

Dan Ridderbos
Onsite Contact
(269) 804–3537

Jeremy Kamp, P.E.
Project Engineer
(616) 610-4062

Kevin Gritters, P.E.
Project Manager
(616) 432–6701

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Contractor: Dykema Excavators

Greg Dykema
(616) 862–4890

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Plainfield Charter Township Officials:

Cameron VanWyngarden
Superintendent
(616) 364–8466

Rick Solle, P.E.
Director of Public Services
(616) 363-9660

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Plainfield Charter Township is extending its water system to provide municipal water to residents affected by PFAS contamination. 16-inch water main will be installed along Chandler Drive from Shining Tree Drive to Herrington Avenue, then along Herrington Avenue from Chandler Drive north to the cul-de-sac at US-131. It will also include construction of a 16-inch water main through two private easements west of Herrington Avenue and crossing under US-131 near the median turnaround.

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Please share this information with your neighbors who may not have email or access to the internet.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to a successful project!

Plainfield Township – Water System Extension: Herrington Avenue & Chandler Drive & US131 Crossing

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Dykema finished installing water services along Herrington Avenue this week. This marks the completion of all water main and water service stub installation for the project.

Dykema continues to work on restoration by fine grading ditch lines, spreading topsoil, and preparing to seed the lawns and roadside areas. Dykema also has started to complete concrete and gravel driveway restoration and is working on preparing the asphalt driveways for final paving.

A total of 6 houses have now connected to the municipal water system (see project map above). Water service quotation forms have been received for about 90% of the houses along Chandler and Herrington. If residents have not yet made arrangements with a contractor to complete the private water service work, they must do so as soon as possible. Some residents are already half-way through their 60-day time window.

 

What to Expect Next Week (July 27 – August 1)

  • Lawn restoration and driveway replacement

 

Projected Timeline

  • July
    • Lawn restoration
    • driveway replacement
    • final paving

Dykema continued installing water services on Herrington Avenue this week and continued to pressure test and disinfect more sections of water main. Water service installation is complete to around Rolling Meadow Drive and Dykema is testing the last section of water main on the north end of Herrington Avenue so water service installation can continue.

Dykema has started to spread topsoil along Chandler Drive north of Shining Tree Drive. Once a decent portion of topsoil has been spread, Dykema will come back and spread seed, fertilizer, and mulch to finish the lawn restoration.

Water service quotation forms have been received for about 85% of the houses along Chandler and Herrington. If residents have not yet talked to a contractor about installing their private water service, they should do so ASAP in order to meet the 60-day connection requirement. A total of three (3) houses were connected to the municipal water system this week (see project map above).

 

What to Expect Next Week (July 13 – 17)

  • Dykema will continue to pressure test and disinfect the last section of water main in the easement and crossing US-131. Dykema will finish installing water services along the north end of Herrington.

Projected Timeline

  • July
    • Complete water main testing and water service installation, lawn restoration, and final paving.

 

Dykema has begun installing water services on Herrington Avenue this week and continues to pressure test and disinfect more sections of water main. Water service installation and testing is working from south to north along Herrington Avenue.

Water service quotation forms have been received for about 85% of the houses along Chandler and Herrington. If residents have not yet talked to a contractor about installing their private water service, they should do so ASAP in order to meet the 60-day connection requirement.

Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend!

 

What to Expect Next Week (July 6 – 10)

  • Dykema will continue to pressure test and disinfect water main in Herrington. When this is complete, they will continue to install water services along Herrington from south to north.

 

Projected Timeline

  • July
    • Complete water main testing and water service installation, lawn restoration, and final paving.

 

 

Today, June 26, the base course of asphalt pavement will be placed on Chandler Drive. This will leave the new pavement about 1.5 inches lower than the existing pavement. The top course of asphalt will be placed later.

Dykema has experienced some delays with the water main testing process for the water main along Herrington at Chandler Drive. This has required extra flushing of the main and has delayed the installation of water service stubs along Herrington. The testing and water sampling will continue through this coming weekend.

Water service quotation forms have been received for about 85% of the houses along Chandler and Herrington. If residents have not yet talked to a contractor about installing the private water service, they should do so ASAP in order to meet the 60-day connection requirement.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 29 – July 3)

  • Dykema will continue to pressure test and disinfect water main in Herrington. When this is complete, they will continue to install water services along Herrington from south to north.

 

Projected Timeline

  • June
    • Water main testing
    • water service stub installation
    • paving and lawn restoration along Chandler
  • Last-half of June
    • Paving and lawn restoration along Herrington
  • July 3
    • Project Completion

 

Dykema continued installing water service stubs along Chandler Drive. Residents will be notified by letter when they may begin connecting to the municipal system.

Dykema also worked on reconstructing the road pavement in Chandler Drive. A milling machine removed old asphalt, and areas were prepared for paving. We will notify you as soon as we have a schedule for paving from Dykema.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 22 – 27)

  • Dykema will continue to pressure test and disinfect water main in Herrington and continue to install services in Chandler from west to east.
  • Dykema will continue to work on road replacement and lawn restoration as water services are completed.

 

Projected Timeline

  • June
    • Water main testing; water service stub installation; paving and lawn restoration along Chandler; restoration in private easement and US-131 right-of-way
  • Last-half of June
    • Paving and lawn restoration along Herrington
  • July 3
    • Project Completion

 

Dykema is scheduled to complete the two water main crossings of Herrington Ave. on Thursday and Friday this week (June 11 and 12). Once these crossings are complete, all the water main in this contract will have been installed: about 8,900 feet of 16-inch and 450 feet of 8-inch water main.

Dykema has been working on installing water services along Chandler Drive. After this week, they will have all the services installed on the north/south portion of Chandler, and residents can start connecting to the municipal system.

Dykema also completed lawn restoration in the US-131 median.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 15 – 20)

  • Dykema will continue to pressure test and disinfect water main in Herrington and continue to install services in Chandler from west to east.
  • Dykema will be completing road restoration and lawn restoration as water services are completed.
 
 

Projected Timeline

  • Mid-June
    • Water main testing; water service stub installation; paving and lawn restoration along Chandler; restoration in private easement and US-131 right-of-way
  • During Last-half of June
    • Paving and Lawn restoration along Herrington
  • July 3
    • Project Completion
 
Water main installation was completed this week in Chandler Drive. See status map. Along Chandler, Herrington and under US-131, about 9,000 feet (1.7 miles) of 16-inch diameter water main was installed in seven (7) weeks, with Dykema’s multiple crews averaging nearly 1,300 feet installed per week. All the water main in Chandler Drive has been pressure tested to ensure there are no leaks. Dykema still must complete the water main crossings on Herrington Ave at Rolling Meadow Drive & Strawberry Farms. More information will follow when these crossings are scheduled. This week Dykema started installing water service stubs along Chandler Drive at Shining Tree Drive and is working north along Chandler. These water service stubs will extend from the water main to the edge of the public road right-of-way.  

What to Expect Next Week (June 8 – 13)

  • Dykema will continue installing water services along Chandler Drive and will continue pressure testing and disinfecting the water main along Herrington Avenue.
  • Next week Dykema will begin rebuilding the road in Chandler Drive as water services are installed.
 

Projected Timeline

  • During first-half of June
    • Water main testing; water service stub installation; paving and lawn restoration along Chandler; restoration in private easement and US-131 right-of-way
  • During last-half of June
    • Paving and lawn restoration along Herrington
  • July 3
    • Project Completion
 
Water main installation was completed along Herrington Avenue and in the private easement between Herrington Avenue and US-131. In Chandler, the water main installation continued eastward to a point about 500 feet west of Herrington Avenue. See project status map. A water main stub was installed across Chandler at Terrie Lynn Drive.  

What to Expect Next Week (June 1 – 6)

  • Dykema intends to finish the water main in Chandler Drive, including the stub across Chandler at Herrington. They also plan to install the stubs across Herrington at Rolling Meadow and Strawberry Farms.
  • Dykema will continue to work with the Plainfield Water Department to fill with water, pressure test and disinfect the next segment(s) of water main along Chandler.
 

Projected Timeline

  • End of May
    • Finish water main along Chandler; water main testing; water service stub installation begins
  • During first half of June
    • Water main testing; water service stub installation; paving and lawn restoration along Chandler; restoration in private easement and US-131 right-of-way.
  • During last half of June
    • Paving and lawn restoration along Herrington.
  • July 3
    • Project Completion
  • Note: Dates are subject to change.
Water main installation continued this week along Chandler and in the US-131 easement. In Chandler, the water main is installed to approximately Terrie Lynn Drive and continues eastward. See project status map. Water main installation in Herrington is complete except for the two road crossings at Rolling Meadow Drive and Strawberry Farms Drive. Water main installation in the easement between Herrington and US-131 continues and is nearly complete. The crew that is working on this section should be back on site today. Dykema and the Plainfield Water Department pressure tested and disinfected the first segment of water main in Chandler, north of Shining Tree.  

What to Expect Next Week (May 25 – 30)

  • Dykema intends to finish the water main in Chandler Drive and in the Herrington-to-US-131 easement. They also plan to complete the road crossings in Chandler Drive and Herrington Avenue.
  • Dykema will continue to work with the Plainfield Water Department to fill with water, pressure test and disinfect the next segment(s) of water main along Chandler.
  • Dykema will soon begin road reconstruction through the Chandler “swamp.” When they do this road work, Chandler Drive will be closed to all traffic.
 

Projected Timeline

  • During last half of May
    • Finish water main along Chandler, Herrington, and across US-131; water main testing; water service stub installation begins.
  • During first half of June
    • Water main testing; water service stub installation; paving and lawn restoration along Chandler; restoration in private easement and US-131 right-of-way.
  • During last half of June
    • Paving and lawn restoration along Herrington.
  • July 3
    • Project Completion
  • Note: Dates are subject to change.
 

Water main installation along Herrington, Chandler and in the US-131 easement continued this week. Dykema’s first crew finished installing water main through the swamp area in Chandler, has turned the corner and is now working their way eastward toward Herrington. See project status map.

The second crew is working northward along Herrington and is nearly to the cul-de-sac. Water main installation in Herrington should be complete by the end of this week.

Dykema’s subcontractor, Marksman Construction, completed the bore and jack under northbound US-131 earlier this week. Dykema’s third crew has been working on installing the water main in the US-131 right-of-way and in the private easements west of Herrington. The water main crossing the highway and in the easement should be finished by late this week or early next week.

 

What to Expect Next Week (May 18 – 23)

  • Dykema will be down to one or two crews next week and will be working to finish the water main along Chandler west of Herrington.
  • Dykema will be working with the Plainfield Water Department to fill with water, pressure test and disinfect the first section of water main along Chandler, from Shining Tree up to the curve at the highway.
  • Dykema might begin road reconstruction through the Chandler “swamp” late next week. When they do this road work, Chandler Drive will be closed to all traffic.
 

Projected Timeline

  • During last half of May
    • Finish water main along Chandler, Herrington, and across US-131; water main testing; water service stub installation.
  • During first half of June
    • Water main testing;  water service stub installation; paving and lawn restoration along Chandler; restoration in private easement and US-131 right-of-way
  • During last half of June
    • Paving and lawn restoration along Herrington
  • July 3
    • Project Completion
  • Note: Dates are subject to change.