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Construction Status:

On May 9, 2023, the City of Rockford awarded the water main construction contract to Dean’s Excavating of Sand Lake, MI. This project is designed to connect homes to municipal water that have been affected by PFAS contamination.

Construction is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 5. Only the water main and water service stubs along Summit Avenue will be installed this year (2023). First thing next spring, Dean’s will complete the water main construction along 12 Mile Road. The Dean’s contract will construct the water main along the road and short water service stubs toward each house. You will receive more information regarding how to connect your water service from the stub into your house at a later date.

Water main will be installed along the west side of Summit Avenue and the north side of 12 Mile Road. There will be short periods of time when water main is being installed in front of your house and your driveway will be inaccessible. Dean’s will work to restore driveways as soon as possible during the day and will ensure that all driveways are accessible by the end of the workday. During construction, the road will be closed to thru traffic and open to local traffic only. Alternate routes are advised, and delays should be expected. Caution is advised while driving through the project area. For the safety of all residents and construction crews, we ask that residents stay out of the immediate construction area and be aware of construction equipment moving throughout the project area.

Please share this information with your neighbors who may not have email or access to the internet and contact any project representative below if you have questions or concerns.


What to Expect:


  • Water main construction will begin on Summit Avenue after Labor Day.

Long Term

  • Water main construction along Summit is anticipated to be completed by November 2023.
  • Water main construction along 12 Mile Road is anticipated to begin April of 2024.