Wastewater Collection System Upgrades Public Hearing

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The City of Muskegon will hold a public hearing on proposed improvements and upgrades to its Wastewater Collection System for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.  The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 26, 2018 at the Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440.

The purpose of the proposed improvements is to provide a more reliable and resilient wastewater collection system, replace aging and structurally deficient sewer infrastructure, reduce stormwater infiltration and inflow, provide accessibility for operation and maintenance, and improve system capacity. The improvements proposed include the following:

  1. Replace aging and structurally deficient sewer mains to improve reliability, regain pipe capacity, and lower the risk of backups to nearby buildings and the natural environment.
  2. Abandon excess sewer infrastructure in order to decrease operation and maintenance costs.
  3. Install a pump station near the intersection of Beidler Street and Young Avenue and replace a trunk sewer at shallower depths in order to gain accessibility for maintenance, abandon inaccessible and deteriorated pipes, and improve system capacity.
  4. Rehabilitate two aging pump stations with new pumps and discharge piping to repair corroded piping, increase energy efficiency, and reduce the risk of wastewater backups.
  5. Reroute and replace aging water mains and structurally deficient sewer mains and laterals out of unmaintained alleys and into the road right-of-way in the Glenside Neighborhood. The improvements would gain accessibility for maintenance and emergency response, eliminate root intrusion issues in the sewers, and improve wastewater and drinking water system reliability.
  6. Replace all sewer laterals to the property lines within the project areas.


Impacts of the proposed project include typical sanitary sewer main construction, and temporary disruptions such as noise, dust, and traffic congestion caused by construction activities.  The benefit will be a more reliable wastewater collection system for the customers, replacement of failing sewers, increased accessibility for operation and maintenance, and improved pipe capacity.

The estimated cost of implementing the proposed Project Plan is $24,000,000 over a five year period.  Year 1 of the Project Plan will cost an estimated $8,000,000.  The City is planning to increase sewer rates by approximately 3% per year to pay for the work.


Copies of the plan detailing the proposed project are available for inspection at the following location(s):

City Clerk’s Office

Muskegon City Hall

933 Terrace Street

Muskegon, MI 49440


Written comments received before the hearing record is closed on June 26, 2018 will receive responses in the final project plan.  Written comments should be sent to the Muskegon City Clerk’s Office at 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49440.

Ann Meisch

Muskegon City Clerk

933 Terrace Street

Muskegon, MI  49440