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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Modernizing Michigan’s Sewer System: A Collaborative Effort

May 13

Modernizing Michigan’s Sewer System: A Collaborative Effort

There are over 1.2 million onsite waste water treatment (septic) system in Michigan. That’s approximately 43 percent of all Michigan residents with onsite septic systems. Many of these systems were installed in the 1950’s and 1960’s or earlier. The effluent (liquid waste) would leave the tank and go to the drain field to be dispersed through a series of...

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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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The City of Adrian: An Effort for an Improved Infrastructure

Jan 11

The City of Adrian: An Effort for an Improved Infrastructure

The City of Adrian has a Utilities Department which is working hard to get through the city’s infrastructure challenges which includes a $3 million rehabilitation and replacement of its 19th-century brick arch sewer.  Adrian is located 70 miles southwest of Detroit.  Customers are supplied with a blend of surface water from Lake Adrian and groundwater from four...

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Detroit Uses Worms to Help Capture Rainwater

Dec 16

Detroit Uses Worms to Help Capture Rainwater

Detroit has initiated an interesting and wiggly way of re-energizing a vacant lot: worms. Workers with the non-profit Greening of Detroit scattered 85,000 worms onto a newly tilled vacant lot. The worms, if they do their job as planned, will burrow several feet into the ground, loosening up the soil and thus allowing rainwater and snowmelt to filter down into the...

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Bloomfield Village Pipe Bursting Project

Oct 14

Bloomfield Village Pipe Bursting Project

Bloomfield Village is a scenic, tree-lined and aesthetically pleasing area within the Bloomfield Township.  The residential neighborhood has approximately1000 homes and was established in 1924.  Recently, the town decided to replace the water main which required a method called prechlorinated pipe bursting. This decision was made due to limited space along right of...

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