The City of Three Rivers has received a $2 million Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
The grant will help the city map, assess, clean and televise storm and sanitary sewers.
Steve Bishop, PE, project manager for Fleis & VandenBrink of Grand Rapids, helped the city apply for the grant.
“The grant money will also be used to purchase new computer equipment and software for the city to operate and care for the GIS base map system and database,” Bishop said. “The key thing is that there will be no out-of-pocket local funding.”
“It’s great news for the city,” said Amy Roth, Department of Public Services director for Three Rivers. “And it couldn’t have come at a better time.”
The grant will pay for the cleaning and televising of the city-owned wastewater and stormwater systems over a three-year timeline. The televising will allow for a condition assessment of the infrastructure currently in place to help the city develop an Asset Management Plan to plan for future maintenance, repairs and upgrades.
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Three Rivers receives substantial grant