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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