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.

Notify us if you have any problems with mail delivery and garbage collection.

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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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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
 
 

DeSal Excavating continued installing water main along House Street to a point several hundred feet north of the Belmont Armory driveway. They also completed the water main stub across House St for the Armory.

As of late this week – four (4) weeks after starting – DeSal has installed about 45% of the nearly 9,000 feet of water main in this contract, averaging about 1,000 feet per week.

The first 1,500 feet of water main has been tested and disinfected successfully. The next 2,000 feet of water main is scheduled for testing early next week.

 

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 8 – 13)

  • DeSal will continue installing water main along the north/west side of House Street. By the end of the week, the water main should be just past Imperial Pine Drive.
  • DeSal will continue working with the Plainfield Water Department to pressure test and disinfect the water main.
  • Water service stubs are scheduled to be installed starting next week. The water service work will start along Pine Island and will follow the water main crew.
 
 

Projected Timeline

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

DeSal Excavating continued installing water main along House Street. As of late this week, they are approximately 2,100 feet east of Pine Island, with an average installation rate of 300 feet – 400 feet per day.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 1 – 6)

  • DeSal will continue installing water main along the north/west side of House Street. By the end of the week, the water main should be past the Belmont Armory driveway and nearing Imperial Pine Drive.
  • DeSal plans to work with the Plainfield Water Department to pressure test and disinfect the first section of water main.
 

Projected Timeline

  • May-June
    • Water Main installation along House Street
  • July
    • Water main installation complete; begin road reconstruction
  • August
    • Road reconstruction
 

DeSal Excavating installed water main along House Street from Pine Island Drive to the east. As of late this week, they are approximately 800 feet east of Pine Island.

 

What to Expect Next Week (May 25 – 30)

DeSal will continue installing water main along the north side of House Street. By the end of the week, the water main should be up to the southern curve in the road.

 

Projected Timeline

  • May – June
    • The water main installation to occur along House Street.
  • July
    • Water main installation complete; begin road reconstruction.
  • August
    • Road reconstruction
  • Note: Dates are subject to change.

Tree clearing was completed this week. We understand it is difficult to see trees cut down, especially given the circumstances. Please know that we kept tree clearing to the minimum amount necessary and will continue to do our best to minimize the impact of this construction project to House Street residents.

DeSal Excavating completed water main construction along Pine Island Drive this week. Today, May 15, they are installing the water main across Pine Island toward House Street. This crossing will be completed across half of the road at a time so that Pine Island does not have to be closed. Water main is installed across the southbound lanes first, with 2-way traffic maintained in the northbound lane. When the trench is back-filled and gravel installed up to the driving surface, the water main is installed across the northbound lanes, with 2-way traffic flipped to the southbound lane. Driving through this area will be slow today, but traffic will be maintained without a detour.

Re-paving of the Pine Island crossing area is scheduled for 11:00AM on Saturday, May 16.

 

What to Expect Next Week (May 18 – 23)

DeSal will begin water main installation along the north side of House Street, starting from Pine Island and working eastward.

 

Projected Timeline

  • May 18
    • Begin water main installation along House Street.
  • July
    • Water main installation complete; begin road reconstruction.
  • August 
    • Road reconstruction

  • *Timeline is subject to change.