Village of Kalkaska Ground Breaking on Water and Sewer System Improvements

Village of Kalkaska officials will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of improvements to the Village’s water and sewer systems on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. in front of the National Trout Memorial in downtown Kalkaska. The public is invited to attend this exciting event for the community.

The $4.2M in total improvements were designed by Gosling Czubak Engineering Sciences, Inc. of Traverse City. According to Gosling Czubak Director of Engineering, Clyde Johnson, the water system improvements will include replacement of over 18,000 linear feet of vintage watermain, a new SCADA control system and well house improvements and new radio read water system meters.

Sewer system improvements include rebuild of three system pump stations, force main replacement, and improvements at the Clean Water Plant. As well, a storm water system will be added to the original IDC Industrial Park to eliminate flooding and inflow into the Village sanitary sewer system.

Site work began on April 18 and the improvements are expected to be complete and operational in October. Construction will be completed by these contractors: Sterling Excavation, Team Elmers, FHC, and Etna Supply.

The projects are being funded by loans from the USDA Rural Development and local municipal funds.

For more information, contact Village Manager Scott M. Yost at 231-258-9191.

Gosling Czubak Engineering Sciences, Inc. is a professional consulting firm providing surveying, landscape architecture, engineering, environmental, and geotechnical services to a large variety of clients. The firm has served public and private clients throughout Michigan since 1957.