Sewer upgrade gets green light

A nearly $4 million project, aimed at freshening up the local wastewater treatment plant and being a better neighbor in Grand Haven's east side, is set to begin in just a few weeks.
Alex Doty
Mar 5, 2013

“We are very excited about it,” Grand Haven/Spring Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager John Stuparits said. “We’re going to be a better neighbor.”

The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners last week authorized the Ottawa County Road Commission to issue $2.32 million in Act 342 bonds to finance the project. The city councils of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg, the Village Council of Spring Lake, and the Grand Haven and Spring Lake township boards have all approved resolutions to request the county issue the bonds.

The Grand Haven/Spring Lake Sewer Authority will fund the rest of the $3.8 million project.

The project has two elements: odor control and a new disinfectant method for the treatment plant, 1525 Washington Ave.

Stuparits said the plant's disinfectant process will be changed from chemical-based to one that involves the use of ultraviolet light.

“It is certainly much better for the residents,” he said.

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