Sewage Spill

A malfunction at the Spring Lake pump station led to an estimated 85,000 gallons of sewage being spilled into the Grand River on Saturday, Nov. 16. 

A length of pipe disconnected from a pump at a wastewater pump station in Spring Lake, resulting in 85,000 gallons of raw sewage being discharged onto the ground and into the nearby Grand River.

Ryan Vredeveld, superintendent of the Grand Haven/Spring Lake Sewer Authority, said an alarm alerted the on-duty supervisor that there was a drop-off in flow at the pump station located at 213 S. Division St., near Tanglefoot Park.

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