Partial water shutdown planned Saturday

Alex Doty • Feb 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The need to connect the new Village at Rosy Mound development to the township’s water system will result in a shutdown of a portion of the local water system on Saturday.

According to Grand Haven Township Public Services Director Mark VerBerkmoes, Muskegon-based Accurate Excavating LLC will complete two water main tie-ins for the new senior housing facility between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

"These connections will require that the municipal water to be shut down along a portion of Lakeshore Drive that will include the Cottage Hills Subdivision and Pine Bluff,” VerBerkmoes said. “The Ottawa County Road Commission, Lakeshore Baptist Church and Academy, and Rosy Mound school will also be without water during this time.”

The township’s public service department employees have tagged or notified all homes and businesses affected with a “Notice of Water Shut Off.”

In anticipation of these water tie-ins, township staff worked with the two schools and the Road Commission to select this Saturday as the least disruptive day to complete the project, VerBerkmoes noted.

"These two tie-ins will not only provide a water supply to the Village at Rosy Mound, additional valving is also being installed on the existing water system so that should a shutdown be necessary in the future, a smaller portion of the water system would be affected,” VerBerkmoes said.

Reenders Inc. and Heritage Property Management Inc. broke ground on The Village at Rosy Mound late last year. The three-story independent senior living community will provide one- and two-bedroom apartments for those age 55 and older, along with optional services such as housekeeping, laundry and meals.

Construction on additional two-bedroom cottage units in duplex, triplex and quad-plex buildings has also begun.

Work on The Village at Rosy Mound will continue through the winter with completion scheduled for next fall.

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