Current Status/Progress Report
On December 12, 2022, the Plainfield Charter Township Board of Trustees awarded the water main construction contract to DeSal Excavating, Inc. of Zeeland, MI. This project is designed to extend the Township’s municipal water system and connect homes that have been affected by PFAS contamination.
Prior to the water main being installed, trees within the public road rights-of-way will be cleared as necessary. Tree clearing is scheduled for the second half of March. DeSal will start water main construction in early April. The DeSal 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 east side of Mall Avenue, the south side of Ripley Street, and the west side of Austerlitz Avenue. There will be short periods of time when water main is being installed in front of your house and your driveway will be inaccessible. DeSal 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. 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 construction area and be aware of construction equipment moving throughout the project area.
Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.
What to Expect
- Tree clearing and water main material delivery.
- Water main and water service construction.
- Project clean up and restoration.