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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A Michigan City’s Agenda to Deter Overflow

Apr 22

A Michigan City’s Agenda to Deter Overflow

The city of St. Joseph has made progress in reducing overflow, but there is more work to be done. With sustained and heavy rain, storm water can rush into the combined sewer lines, eventually sending waste and other pollutants into St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan. This condition can generate health hazards, as well as, necessitating the closures of area beaches....

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Assessing Sewer Line Leads to Greasy Discovery

Feb 29

Assessing Sewer Line Leads to Greasy Discovery

Livonia is a well-planned community of residential, industrial, commercial and civic development with a population of approximately 100,000. Centrally located between Detroit and Ann Arbor at the intersection of two major freeways — I-96, which travels east and west, and I-275, which travels north and south — beneficial and convenient to those travelling in and...

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Michigan Avenue Blue Sewer Liner Project

Sep 11

Michigan Avenue Blue Sewer Liner Project

Due to a collapse earlier this summer of a deteriorated pipeline, the City of Adrian solved a future problem before it happened.  This project was, in effect, considered an emergency repair.  The thickness of the pipeline in question had downgraded to approximately 3/8 of an inch from where it started at 2.5 inches.  The line that was repaired was replaced using...

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Sump Pump and Basements

Aug 11

Sump Pump and Basements

Are you handling the summer rains, Detroit? Here in Michigan we need to be sure that the sump pump at our home is operating as it should. More water means the pump is being maximized making it important to make sure it is functioning at its best. The main purpose of a pump is to move the unwanted water to a municipal storm drain, in most cases. Sump pumps are an...

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Traverse City Seeks Partnered Sewer Line

Jul 21

Traverse City Seeks Partnered Sewer Line

Traverse City has had some leaky sewer lines, of late.  Specifically, along US 31 between 3 mile and 4 mile roads.  City officials are now toying with the idea of sharing a new line with Acme Township that would be further away from the bay.  During this summer’s repair and rehabilitation efforts of the City’s sewer system, numerous leaky pipes were...

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