Contamination found at Mill Point Park excavation

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Grand Haven has had a groundwater protection ordinance in place since 2001 and Spring Lake since 2006, stating that residents should not drink well water in those areas. Both locales are serviced by city water.

The vinyl chloride was unearthed last week when excavators dug for the new restroom facility at Mill Point Park. Cotton askedcontractors to stop construction until the water could be tested.

An 8-foot pipe was also uncovered at the restroom site and removed by an asbestos consultant at a cost of $400.

Cotton said he learned the results on Friday of soils west of School Street at Mill Point Park. They contained elevated metal levels.

Village Council will discuss options at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Barber School, 102 W. Exchange St.

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