Discharge at the stadium?

Grace of Grand Haven asked, “There is a pipe beneath Waterfront Stadium from which liquid continuously flows into the Grand River. It does not appear to be sewage. What is it and from where does it come?”
Mark Brooky
Jun 25, 2014

ANSWER:

Grand Haven Public Works Director Bill Hunter said that is a stormwater outfall and the discharge that you are seeing is groundwater from those that are authorized to discharge via state permits.

Hunter said the Ottawa County Department of Public Health has tested the discharge and said it does not exceed the standard for the amount of fecal coliform that is allowed in a sample of fresh water. That standard is no more than 200 colonies per 100 milliliters of water. This is the same standard for testing the beaches throughout the county.

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Comments

Beach Gal

In other words, it's sewage.

jlebrasseur

Not sewage. There is a difference.

gordbzz231

She wanted to know, people dont have to be rude

SCH39339

Agreed but all too often from Commenters.

EINSTEIN

If it runs off from streets and roofs why is it so constant....even during dry spells? That is what surprises me! Is is coming from the drains on Washington Street or what? Her question was not answered.

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