Fulton Avenue Reconstruction

Fulton Avenue on Grand Haven’s east side was reconstructed last summer. The project included replacing lead water service lines.

Because of the Flint Water Crisis, in 2018 the state made a number of changes to the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. To keep residents safe, municipalities are now required to remove all of their lead service lines – and starting this year, 5 percent of those lines must be replaced each year for the next 20 years.

The city of Grand Haven has been preliminary awarded a $3 million loan to pay for lead service line replacement. Public Works Director Derek Gajdos said there are 1,800 lines within the city that need to be replaced, but the loan would only cover the cost to replace 600 lines.

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