Important Information

If you have not done so already, please contact a pre-approved contractor to get a quote for the private property water service work.

With the water service work occurring on private property, the neighborhood can get quite congested with multiple contractors. Please be courteous and patient – this is the last, major step in the water system construction.

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

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

Wayne Wiersema
Onsite Contact
(616) 340–9791

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

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Contractor: Bultsema Excavating

Matt LaRue
Contractor Project Manager
(616) 335–4793

Randy Bos
On-site Foreman
(616) 437–2746

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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 Algoma Township residents affected by PFAS contamination.

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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: Wellington Ridge (Algoma Township)

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Progress Report

Earlier this month, the remaining houses were connected to the water system (see progress map above). In a little over six months, 5,000 feet (0.95 miles) of 8-inch diameter water main, 11 hydrants, and 18 valves were installed. Additionally, water services were connected to each of the 71 houses in the neighborhood.

Thank you to each and every one of the residents for doing their part in a very successful water supply system extension project.

 

 

Progress Report

As of September 3, 92% of the neighborhood has connected to the municipal water system. Six (6) houses remain to be connected.

Bultsma will be on site today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) to work on punch list items.

 

The first phase of the road improvements was started this week; contractor milled off the old asphalt in about half of the neighborhood in preparation for paving.

As of August 20, sixty-one (61) houses – 86% of the neighborhood – have connected to the municipal water system.

Quotation forms have been received for 67 houses (94% of the neighborhood). If residents have not yet made arrangements with a contractor to complete the private water service work, they must do so immediately. The 60-day requirement for getting water services connected has expired.

 

What to Expect Next Week (August 24 – 29)

  • Water service installation on private property
  • New asphalt will be paved in the Phase 1 area and the old asphalt will be milled off and removed from the Phase 2 area.
  • Once paving is complete, Bultsma will return to finish the outstanding restoration items.

 

Projected Timeline

  • August–September
    • Private water service installation
    • Final lawn restoration
    • Resurfacing of all the streets
    • Project Completion

 

 

As of August 6, sixty-one (61) houses – 86% of the neighborhood – have connected to the municipal water system.

Quotation forms have been received for 67 houses (94% of the neighborhood). 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. The 60-day requirement for getting water services connected has expired.

 

What to Expect Next Week (August 10 – 15)

Water service installation on private property

 

Projected Timeline

  • August
    • Private water service installation
    • Final lawn restoration
    • Resurfacing of all the streets
    • Project completion

As of July 22, 49 houses (69% of the neighborhood) have connected to the municipal water system.

Quotation forms have been received for 67 houses (94% of the neighborhood). 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. There is only one (1) week left to meet the 60-day requirement for getting water services connected.

Bultsma Excavating completed the sprinkling system repairs this week. If you have an issue with your sprinkler system after the repairs have been made, please let us know right away and we will have Bultsma address it.

Final lawn restoration has been completed. We understand there are multiple issues with washouts, weeds, and topsoil and seed being disturbed because of sprinkler repairs. We are working with Bultsma to address these issues.

 

What to Expect Next Week (July 27 – 1)

  • Lawn restoration
  • Water service installation on private property

 

Projected Timeline

  • July
    • Private water service installation
    • lawn/driveway restoration and project completion

 

 

 

As of July 9, 25 houses (35% of the neighborhood) have connected to the municipal water system.

Quotation forms have been received for 64 houses (90% of the neighborhood). If residents have not yet made arrangements with a contractor to complete the private water service work, they must do so soon. There is only about 3 weeks left to meet the 60-day requirement for getting water services connected.

Bultsma Excavating will complete the sprinkling repairs next week. Bultsma Excavating also has concrete crews scheduled to finish up the remaining concrete work next week.

Final lawn restoration is scheduled to be completed end of next week, including seeding, fertilizing, and mulching. Once the new seed is down, please try to water your new lawn at least once a day to promote growth.

The final layer of asphalt in the water main trenches will not be placed until most of the private water service work has been completed. This work has been delayed to coordinate with a larger paving project in the neighborhood.

 

What to Expect Next Week (July 13-17)

  • Bultsma and their subcontractors will finish up sprinkler system repairs, driveway and sidewalk restoration, and final lawn restoration.
  • Water service installation will continue on private property.

Projected Timeline

  • July
    • Private water service installation
    • lawn/driveway restoration
    • project completion

 

 

All the water services stubs have been installed to the right-of-way line, which means water service is available for all residents. As of July 2, fifteen (15) houses (21%) have connected to the municipal water system.

Quotation forms have been received for 64 houses (90% of the neighborhood). If residents have not yet made arrangements with a contractor to complete the private water service work, they must do so soon. The neighborhood is approximately halfway through the 60-day requirement for getting water services connected.

Bultsma Excavating has an underground sprinkling contractor scheduled to complete the sprinkling repairs next week. Bultsma Excavating also has concrete crews scheduled to finish up the remaining concrete work next week.

Final lawn restoration and project cleanup is scheduled to start end of next week after sprinkler repairs and final driveway/sidewalk restoration are completed.

Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend!

 

What to Expect Next Week (July 6 – 10)

  • Bultsma and their subcontractors will focus on sprinkler system repairs, driveway and sidewalk restoration, and final lawn restoration.
  • Water service installation will continue on private property.

 

Projected Timeline

  • July
    • Private water service installation
    • lawn/driveway restoration
    • project completion

 

 

All the water services stubs have been installed to the right-of-way line, which means water service is available for all residents. As of June 25, eleven (11) houses (15%) have connected to the municipal water system.

Quotation forms have been received for 64 houses (90% of the neighborhood). If residents have not yet made arrangements with a contractor to complete the private water service work, they must do so soon. The neighborhood is approximately halfway through the 60-day requirement for getting water services connected.

Bultsma Excavating has an underground sprinkling contractor scheduled to complete the sprinkling repairs starting on or around July 2. The delay is due to the water main being installed faster than the anticipated schedule, and sub-contractors are backlogged with catching up on delayed work due to COVID–19.

Final lawn restoration will follow shortly after sprinkler repairs and final driveway/sidewalk restoration are completed.

 

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

  • Bultsma and their subcontractor will focus on sprinkler system repairs and then lawn restoration.
  • Water service installation will continue on private property.

 

Projected Timeline

  • June
    • Private water service installation
    • Lawn/driveway restoration
    • project completion

All the water services stubs have been installed to the right-of-way line, which means water service is available for all residents.

Houses continue to connect to the new water system. For tracking purposes, the construction status map has been modified to show a property as “Connected” as soon as the water meter is set and the plumbing is connected to the water system. The map will be updated again early next week.

Lawn restoration continued this week.

The base course of asphalt was placed at the water main road crossings. Some areas need to be repaired before they pave the top course, so you will see equipment on site again before final paving.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 22 – 27)

  • Bultsma will continue lawn restoration, including sprinkler system repairs.
  • Water service installation will continue on private property.

 

Projected Timeline

  • June
    • Private water service installation; lawn/driveway restoration and project completion

All the water services stubs have been installed to the right-of-way line, which means water service is available for all residents.
Five houses in the neighborhood already are connected to the Township water system. You may schedule the work to hook up to your water service as soon as you have received an approved Quotation Form. As of June 10, about 80% of residents have approved to proceed. For tracking purposes, the construction status map has been modified to show a property as “Connected” as soon as the water meter is set and the plumbing is connected to the water system.

Concrete driveway replacement continues, and Bultsma hopes to have all concrete driveway and sidewalk replacement completed this week. Lawn restoration is underway.

The base course of asphalt at the water main road crossings was scheduled to be paved yesterday, June 11.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 15 – 20)

  • Bultsma will continue lawn restoration, including sprinkler system repairs.
  • Water service installation will continue on private property.

 

Projected Timeline

  • June
    • Private water service installation; lawn/driveway restoration and project completion