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.

Wayne Wiersema
Onsite Contact
(616) 340–9791

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

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

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Contractor: DeSal Excavating

Craig Wasson
(616) 772–6990

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Plainfield 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 across Pine Island Drive at House Street, then along the north side of House Street from Pine Island to just south of Brent Drive.

Plainfield Township – Water System Extension: House Street

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Progress Report

DeSal has completed water main construction and restoration work along Imperial Pine Drive. The Kent County Road Commission is working on finishing the lawn restoration along House Street that is associated with the road improvements project.

As of October 21, thirty-two (32) houses (71%) have now connected to the municipal water system (see project map above). Water service quotation forms have been received for all but two of the houses along House Street. If residents have not yet made arrangements with a contractor to complete the private water service work, they must do so immediately. All houses along House Street are currently past the 60-day requirement for connection to the municipal water system.

Progress Report

About one-third (1/3) of the homes along the new water main have now connected to the municipal water system. Water service quotation forms have been received for 86% of the houses along House Street. 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 in order to meet the 60-day connection requirement.

DeSal is in the process of installing a water main to the Belmont Armory.

 

Road Work Update

  • The road reconstruction has begun. Earlier this week, the Kent County Road Commission’s contractor was on site crushing the existing road asphalt. They are rough-grading the crushed asphalt today (Friday) in preparation for the holiday weekend.
  • Fine grading of the crushed asphalt will take place next Tuesday. Paving of the base course of asphalt (the first of two layers) from Pine Island to Brittany is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9.

 

What To Expect (Week of September 14 (weather pending))

  • Begin water main construction along Imperial Pine Drive

 

Progress Report

Lawn restoration along House Street is now complete.

Six (6) homes (16%) have now connected to the municipal water system (see project map above). Water service quotation forms have been received for 82% of the houses along House Street. 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 in order to meet the 60-day connection requirement.

 

Road Work Update

  • The road reconstruction is scheduled to start soon (see “What to Expect” below).
  • Final driveway restoration will not be completed until after the base course of asphalt has been placed to ensure driveways meet the new road grades.

 

What to Expect

  • August 28 or 31
    • DeSal plans to return to install a water main from House Street to the Belmont Armory.
  • September 3 – 8
    • KCRC contractor will crush and shape the existing asphalt and do fine grading to prepare the road for new asphalt pavement
  • September 9 (weather pending)
    • Base course of asphalt will be paved

 

Projected Timeline

  • Early September
    • Belmont Armory water main installation
    • House St. road reconstruction
    • Driveway replacement
  • September
    • Imperial Pine water main installation
    • Water service connections
    • Road replacement

Five homes have now connected to the municipal water system (see project map above). Water service quotation forms have been received for 76% of the houses along House Street. 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 in order to meet the 60-day connection requirement.

 

Road Work Update:

  • The road reconstruction is scheduled to start within the next week.
  • Final driveway restoration will not be completed until after the base course of asphalt has been placed to ensure driveways meet the new road grades.

 

What to Expect Next Week (August 10 – 15)

  • Water service installation on private property
  • Road work on House Street starting at Pine Island Drive

 

Projected Timeline

  • August
    • Road reconstruction from Pine Island to Imperial Pine, Lawn and driveway restoration
  • August–September
    • Water main installations along imperial pine

 

DeSal finished installing the public portion of all the water services this week. They also made the final connection to the new water main crossing at US-131, which was previously installed by Dykema Excavators on the Herrington-Chandler project. This marks the completion of all water main and water service stub installation for the project.

This week, DeSal focused on completing restoration work on the west half of the project – from Pine Island Drive to Imperial Pine Drive. This was done to ensure that DeSal completed their contract obligations prior to the Kent County Road Commission’s contractor beginning the roadway improvement project in a few weeks.

DeSal will leave House Street for a few weeks and then return later in August to finish restoration on the east half the project. At that point, they also will install water main along Imperial Pine Drive.

Two homes have now connected to the municipal water system (see project map above). Water service quotation forms have been received for 76% of the houses along House Street. 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 in order to meet the 60-day connection requirement.

 

Road Work Update

  • The road reconstruction is scheduled to start either the first or second week in August.
  • Final driveway restoration will not be completed until after the base course of asphalt has been placed to ensure driveways meet the new road grades.

 

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

There will be minimal activity on site until the Road Commission contractor arrives to commence road reconstruction work and until DeSal returns to do restoration, driveways, and Imperial Pine water main.

 

Projected Timeline

  • August
    • Road reconstruction from Pine Island to Imperial Pine
    • Lawn and driveway restoration
  • Late August through September
    • Water Main installation along Imperial Pine

DeSal finished installing the water main this week. That is about 8,900 feet (1.7 miles!) of 16-inch water main was installed in nine (9) weeks. DeSal will now be able to focus their efforts on installing the remaining water service stubs. Residents will receive a letter when their water service is ready for connection.

DeSal and the Plainfield Water Department continued to pressure test and disinfect sections of water main as they were completed so that water service installation can continue. The last section of water main will be tested next week.

Water service Quotation Forms have been received for about 40% of the houses along House Street. 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. The first house was connected to the municipal water system earlier this week (see project map above).

Road Work Update:

  • The road reconstruction is scheduled to start either the first or second week in August.
  • Final driveway restoration will not be completed until after the base course of asphalt has been placed to ensure driveways meet the new road grades.

 

What to Expect Next Week (July 13 – 17)

DeSal will continue pressure testing and disinfecting the last section of water main and work on installing the remaining water service stubs. DeSal will continue yard and roadside restoration.

 

Projected Timeline

  • July
    • Water main installation complete
    • Finish water service installation and lawn restoration
    • Begin road reconstruction

DeSal focused most of their effort this week on water main testing and water service installation. Water services have been installed up to around Imperial Pine Drive. There are still a few water services that need to be bored under the road south of Imperial Pine Drive. Residents will receive a letter when their water service is ready for connection.

DeSal and the Plainfield Water Department continued to pressure test and disinfect sections of water main as they were completed so that water service installation can continue.

Water service Quotation Forms have been received for about 23% of the houses along House Street. If residents have not yet talked to a contractor about installing their private water service, they should make contact as soon as possible.

Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend!

 

What to Expect Next Week (July 6 – 10)

DeSal will continue installing water main along the north side of House Street, pressure testing and disinfecting the water main, and installing water service stubs. DeSal plans to be done with water main installation by the end of next week which will allow them to focus on water service installation.

 

Projected Timeline

  • July
    • Water main installation complete
    • Finish water service installation
    • Begin road reconstruction

DeSal Excavating has installed water main to approximately 2115 House Street. At this time, they have installed a total of about 7,400 feet of 16-inch water main (over 80% of the contract) from Pine Island Drive to the east. They have completed this footage in about 6 weeks, averaging about 250 feet of pipe installed per day. If DeSal maintains the current water main installation rate, they hope to finish constructing the 16-inch water main by or shortly after the July 4th holiday.

DeSal and the Plainfield Water Department continued to pressure test and disinfect sections of water main as they are completed so that water service installation can continue.

Some water service Quotation Forms have been received. If residents have not yet talked to a contractor about installing the private water service, they should make contact as soon as possible.

 

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

DeSal will continue installing water main along the north side of House Street, pressure testing and disinfecting the water main, and installing water service stubs.

 

Projected Timeline

  • June
    • Water main and service installation along House St
  • July
    • Water main installation complete; begin road reconstruction
  • August
    • Road reconstruction

DeSal Excavating has installed water main to approximately 1850 House Street. At this time, they have installed a total of about 6,300 feet of 16-inch water main (about 70% of the contract) from Pine Island Drive to the east. They have completed this footage in about 5 weeks, averaging just over 300 feet of pipe installed per day.

DeSal has installed water service stubs along Pine Island and at the west end of House Street for the first couple dozen properties. These homes will be notified next week that their water service is available for connection.

DeSal had a street sweeper on site yesterday to clean the road, which will help minimize the dust. Due to the hot and dry weather, the sweeper will come out as needed to keep the road as clean as possible.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 22 – 27)

  • DeSal will continue installing water main along the north side of House Street and installing water service stubs.

 

Projected Timeline

  • June
    • Water main and service installation along House Street
  • July
    • Water main installation complete; begin road reconstruction
  • August
    • Road reconstruction

DeSal Excavating has installed about 4,300 feet of 16-inch water main (about 48% of the contract) from Pine Island Drive to about 500 feet southwest of Imperial Pine. They have completed this footage in about 4 weeks, averaging 215 feet of pipe installed per day.

The first section of water main has been pressure tested and disinfected, and DeSal has installed water service stubs along Pine Island and at the west end of House Street.

DeSal has not installed much pipe this week because they have been focused on testing the water main, installing driveway culverts, replacing driveways, installing water services, and beginning lawn and ditch restoration.

The guardrail has been removed southwest of Imperial Pine prior to installing the water main. Please take extra precautions when driving through this area.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 15 – 20)

DeSal will continue installing water main along the north/west side of House Street and installing water service stubs.

 

Projected Timeline

  • June
    • Water main and service installation along House St
  • July
    • Water main installation complete; begin road reconstruction
  • August
    • Road reconstruction