Water Main and Infrastructure Repairs Becoming Costly for Residents

May 21

Water Main and Infrastructure Repairs Becoming Costly for Residents

City residents in Traverse City, Michigan will likely be footing the bill for the next several years to upgrade the city’s aging sewer and water systems. The proposed increased rates being driven by an improvement plan that includes about $20 million in water and sewer projects over the next several years. Water rates are expected to increase $2 for the first 600...

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Michigan’s Rural Cities Appraise Septic vs. Sewer Systems

Jun 16

Michigan’s Rural Cities Appraise Septic vs. Sewer Systems

Several rural and suburban areas in Michigan are utilizing the roughly 48,000 on-site septic systems currently in use within the state. A percentage of these systems are in need of repair or upgrades. If a different system is necessary, soil tests will first be conducted to determine if a property is suitable for construction of a sewage system.  A consideration...

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Detroit’s Substantial Sinkhole leads to Across-the-Board Repairs

Apr 21

Detroit’s Substantial Sinkhole leads to Across-the-Board Repairs

Across the nation, sinkholes have become a more prevalent occurrence and can build up, unnoticed, over time and lead to a sudden collapse when the basin reaches the surface. Recently, the city of Detroit experienced this phenomenon leading to a massive sinkhole. However, there are indicators you can look for in advance. A few things to watch out for are new cracks in...

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Detroit’s Unwavering Strength: Stronger by the Sinkhole and Sewer Collapse

Jan 30

Detroit’s Unwavering Strength: Stronger by the Sinkhole and Sewer Collapse

There’s no question that Detroit has had a whirlwind of activity surrounding water, sewer, and pipeline instability.  But most recently, the city sustained a shifting of sediment which has nearly blocked a collapsed sewer interceptor at a sinkhole prompting more than a half-million county residents and tens of thousands of businesses to restrict water usage. This...

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Detroit’s Sustainable Park Strengthens Community Involvement

Dec 06

Detroit’s Sustainable Park Strengthens Community Involvement

The city of Detroit is implementing a sustainable project for the good of its residents and community at large. It’s the first of its kind and will use alternative measures to place agriculture at the forefront of urban development. This creatively sustainable initiative will be located in the lower North End and will be sprawled out over three acres of land. The...

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