Important Information

This project is designed to extend the municipal water system and connect homes that have been affected by PFAS contamination.

Earlier this year, residential drinking water wells began to dry up, and due to the PFAS contamination in the area, drilling new wells was not an option. Plainfield Charter Township acted quickly and installed a temporary water main at shallow depths to supply water to houses whose wells had dried up. Over the summer, the Plainfield Water Department has been working with residents in the area to get their houses connected to the temporary water main while plans for a permanent water main could be developed. We are now to the point where construction of the permanent municipal water supply system will be built.

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

Michael Anderson
Onsite Contact
(630) 303-1803

Kevin Gritters, PE
Project Manager
(616) 432–6701

Jeremy Kamp, PE
Project Engineer
(616) 432–6709

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Contractor: Dykema Excavating

Greg Dykema
(616) 862–4890

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There will be times that the area in front of your homes 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.

The contractor will be contacting you to make arrangements for mail delivery and garbage collection. Please let us know if you have any problems with this.

 

Plainfield Township – Water System Extension: Bittersweet Drive Area

Progress Report

This week:
  • Dykema completed water main installation in the private utility easements.
  • Dykema completed restoration in the creek after installing water main across it through the private utility easement between Bittersweet Drive and 7 Mile Road.
  • Dykema installed a driveway culvert and water service stub along Brewer Avenue.
  • The Plainfield Water Department installed an 8-inch live tap valve on the existing 16-inch water main in 7 Mile Road.
  • The Plainfield Water Department worked with Dykema to pressure test and disinfect the newly installed water main on Butternut and Bittersweet Drives.
Next week:
  • Dykema will complete the water main tie-in at 7 Mile Road and private utility easement if the disinfection tests pass over the weekend.
  • Dykema will install water services within the public right-of-way on Butternut and Bittersweet Drives once the water main tie-in is completed.
  • Dykema will replace the culverts across Brewer Avenue if the weather permits.
  • Concrete curb and gutters will be replaced along Brewer Avenue.

 

What to Expect

October
  • Water service construction.
  • Culvert replacement across Brewer Avenue.
  • Road restoration is planned for the last week of October.
November
  • Driveway and lawn restoration will be completed in early November.
Spring 2022
  • Lawn restoration will be touched up as necessary next spring to ensure good grass growth

Progress Report

This week:
  • Dykema completed water main installation on Butternut Drive and Bittersweet Drive.
  • The Plainfield Water Department will work with Dykema to pressure test and disinfect the newly installed water main on Brewer Avenue.
 
Next week:
  • Dykema will complete the water main installation through the private easements out to 7 Mile Road.
  • The Plainfield Water Department will work with Dykema to pressure test and disinfect the newly installed water main on Bittersweet Drive and Butternut Drive.
  • Dykema will replace the two culverts under Brewer Avenue at the connection point near the existing hydrant.
  • Dykema will work on water service installation along Brewer Avenue.

Please contact any project representative below if you have questions or concerns.

 

What to Expect

October
  • Water main and water service construction.
Late October/Early November
  • Road restoration is planned for the last week of October.
  • Driveway and lawn restoration will be completed in early November.
Spring of 2022
  • Lawn restoration will be touched up as necessary next spring to ensure good grass growth

This week:

  • Brewer Avenue is closed to thru traffic. This closure is expected to last through October while the water main and water services are installed along Brewer Avenue and for the culvert replacement at the stream crossing Brewer Avenue.
  • Tree clearing was completed along Brewer Avenue and in the private water main easements between 7 Mile Road and Bittersweet Drive.
  • Dykema started water main construction on Brewer Avenue. Weather permitting, water main construction will be completed today.
  • The Plainfield Water Department installed water services from the existing water main in Brewer into three houses.

Next week:

  • Dykema will begin to install water main on Butternut Drive and Bittersweet Drive.


Please contact any project representative below if you have questions or concerns.

 

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Progress Report

On Monday, August 23, 2021, the Plainfield Charter Township Board of Trustees awarded the Bittersweet Drive Area water main construction contract to Dykema Excavating out of Grand Rapids MI.

This project is designed to extend the municipal water system and connect homes that have been affected by PFAS contamination. The project area is shown on the map.

Earlier this year, residential drinking water wells began to dry up, and due to the PFAS contamination in the area, drilling new wells was not an option. Plainfield Charter Township acted quickly and installed a temporary water main at shallow depths to supply water to houses whose wells had dried up. Over the summer, the Plainfield Water Department has been working with residents in the area to get their houses connected to the temporary water main while plans for a permanent water main could be developed. We are now to the point where construction of the permanent municipal water supply system will begin soon.

For the duration of this construction project, we will provide regular updates that will inform you of what is happening presently and what you can expect to see coming up, including water main construction, traffic control, project safety, access to homes, etc.

 

What to Expect

September 27th
  • West Michigan Tree Services is scheduled to be on site to begin removing trees within private easements and the public road right-of-way which will be affected by water main construction.
Late September
  • You will see survey crews doing construction staking and utility companies marking the location of underground lines.
October
  • Dykema plans to commence water main construction on October 4. Water main construction is anticipated to last about 4 weeks.
Late October – Early November
  • Road restoration is planned for the last week of October.
  • Driveway and lawn restoration will be completed in early November.

 

Project Timeline

  • September 27
    • Tree clearing begins
  • October
    • Water main and water service construction
  • End of October
    • Road restoration at water main crossings
  • November
    • Driveway and lawn restoration
  • Spring 2022
    • Lawn restoration will be touched up as necessary to ensure good grass growth