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 all the upcoming water service work that will occur on private property, the neighborhood will get quite congested again with multiple contractors. Please be courteous and patient – this is the last, major step in the water system construction.

Please adhere to the social distancing requirements at all times. Due to COVID-19, Bultsma respectfully asks that residents limit contact with their crews. Bultsma indicated that if the potential exposure of their crews is too high, they may need to suspend construction indefinitely. If you have a question about construction, please contact one of the project representatives, preferably by telephone. Alternatively, you can contact your Association President, Jeff Steendam, and he can help you get answers.

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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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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

 

Water service stubs—to the edge of the road right of way—were completed in the north half of the neighborhood this week.

Many residents continue to make preparations to connect to the municipal water system. One house on Royal Hannah already has connected and more are in the process of connecting. You may schedule the work to hook up to your water service as soon as you have received an approved Quotation Form. An approved Quotation Form has been returned to approximately 65% of Wellington Ridge residents. Note that properties will not show up as “connected” on the construction status map until all paperwork has been submitted and processed.

Concrete driveway replacement also continues.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 8 – 13)

  • Bultsma will continue replacing concrete driveways and will start lawn restoration, including sprinkler system repairs.
  • Road crossings are scheduled for paving next week. The base course of asphalt at the road crossings tentatively is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 10. This will limit access to parts of the neighborhood while the work is being completed, but you will be able to drive on the new asphalt shortly after paving.

 

Projected Timeline

  • Early June
    • All water services ready for private connections
  • Late June
    • Lawn/Driveway restoration and project completion

Water service stubs – to the edge of the road right of way – were completed in the south half of the neighborhood this week.

Bultsma also started directional drilling water service stubs under the road at the north end of Lady Lauren.

One house on Royal Hannah was connected to the water municipal water system recently. Note that properties will not show up as “connected” on the construction status map until all paperwork has been submitted and processed.

Concrete driveway replacement is underway.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 1 – 6)

  • Bultsma expects to finish installing water service stubs in the north half of the neighborhood (Sir Charles and the north half of Lady Lauren)
  • Bultsma will continue replacing concrete driveways and will start lawn restoration.
  • When your water service stub is complete, you will receive a notice from Plainfield Township (Letter 3 of 3) to inform you that “connection to municipal water is now available.” If you have a quote for the private property work that has been approved by the Township, you can have the contractor you selected begin work immediately.

 

Projected Timeline

  • Early June
    • All water services will be ready for private connections
  • June
    • Lawn/driveway restoration and project completion

All water main installation is complete. See status map.

Bultsma completed all the water service stubs in Royal Hannah Drive and began installing services in Lady Lauren Drive south of Royal Hannah.

Bultsma and the Plainfield Water Department pressure tested and disinfected the water main in Sir Charles and the portion of water main in Lady Lauren north of Sir Charles.

 

What to Expect Next Week (May 25 – 30)

  • Bultsma will continue to install water service stubs in Lady Lauren south of Royal Hannah.
  • After the “south half” service stubs are complete, Bultsma will move to the “north half.”
  • When your water service stub is complete, you will receive a notice from Plainfield Township (Letter 3 of 3) to inform you that “connection to municipal water is now available.” If you have a quote for the private property work that has been approved by the Township, you can have the contractor you selected begin work immediately.
 

Projected Timeline

    • Mid-May
      • Water main should be completely installed.
    • End of May
      • Installation of water service stub should be underway.
    • June
      • All water services ready for private connects; Restoration and project completion.
  • *Note: Timeline dates are subject to change.
 
 

Bultsma has been working all week on water main installation along Sir Charles. They are on schedule to have all the water main for the project installed by the end of this week, depending on weather. See status map.

It is possible that concrete driveway replacement begins late this week. After concrete is poured, you should wait at least 4-5 days before you drive on the new concrete.

 

What to Expect Next Week (May 18 – 23)

  • Plainfield’s Water Department will be working with Bultsma to fill with water, pressure test, and disinfect the “north half” (water main in Sir Charles and north).
  • Bultsma will begin installing water service stubs in the “south half” (all homes south of Sir Charles) while the “north half” is being tested. Water services will be installed at this time from the water main to the right-of-way line. Bultsma will install the stub at the location residents marked for the water service.
  • Concrete driveway replacement will continue.
 

Project Timeline

  • Mid-May
    • Water main should be completely installed.
  • End of May
    • All water main should be installed and tested; Installation of water service stub should be underway.
  • June
    • Water services ready for private connects; Restoration and project completion.
  • *Note: Timeline dates are subject to change.