Work progressing on NOWS construction project

While construction crews tear through Harbor Drive, work is also progressing at the nearby Northwest Ottawa Water Treatment Plant's expansion project. The second phase of the project includes improving the existing raw water supply system - which includes construction of a new raw water transmission main beneath Harbor Drive from the YMCA to Prospect Street, and a new backwash water storage tank on Mulligan's Drive.
Alex Doty
Sep 30, 2011


“As far as around the plant, they have already completed the backwash retention tank,” said Joe VanderStel, facilities manager for the Northwest Ottawa Water System.

The new tank, located adjacent to the Mulligan’s Hollow tennis courts, will replace the blue tank visible from Harbor Drive. Once everything is on-line in the spring, crews will dismantle the blue tank. It is likely that basketball courts would replace the tank, based on the new Mulligan’s Hollow Master Plan.

The work near the water treatment plant follows a renovation of the facility that expanded output from 15.5 million gallons per day to nearly 24 million gallons per day.

“They are pretty much on schedule,” VanderStel said of the current project.

All of the work on the expansion project is scheduled to be finalized next spring.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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