Potter Avenue Pumping Station Replacement

City of Kentwood

The City of Kentwood purchases its water from the City of Wyoming, and pumps that water through a booster station near the corner of 44th Street and Eastern Avenue. This booster station was inadequate to serve the city’s high-pressure district.

To meet regulatory requirements and determine necessary improvements to this aging station, the City of Kentwood retained Prein&Newhof to conduct a water reliability study. Based on Prein&Newhof’s recommendations, the city decided that the most economically-feasible option was to replace the existing booster station.

Prein&Newhof designed the new Potter Avenue Pumping Station, which is located adjacent to the former station. It houses four pumps – two for pumping from the City of Wyoming’s low-pressure district and two for pumping from the Kentwood 5-mgd storage tank.

This project also included demolition of the existing station and installation of SCADA instrumentation for Kentwood’s water system facility and the new Potter Avenue station.


Project Manager Jim Cook, PE, 616-364-8491

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