SL Twp. seeks more funding for $5 million sewer project

Spring Lake Township officials are piecing together funding to help with a $5 million sewer project, which is expected to break ground next month. On Monday, the Township Board approved seeking a $75,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Earlier this month, the DEQ awarded the township a $2.5 million low-interest loan toward the replacement of 16 wastewater pump stations and a defective sewer. The township was also awarded a $1.2 million federal Economic Development Administration grant earlier this year.
Marie Havenga
Sep 13, 2011

Township Manager Gordon Gallagher said the $75,000 grant request is for money that became available Sept. 1.

“We want to get in early with our request,” Gallagher said. “We’re optimistic. I think we’ve got a pretty good shot and we should know before the end of the year.”

Township Supervisor John Nash said the sewer upgrades are not a highly visible project, but an important one.

Gallagher said the upgrades should be completed in 12 months.

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