Project Update 12/7/2018

  • This week, Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) excavated and abandoned the old manholes.
  • This week, K&R re-graded Drumheller Road.
  • On Wednesday, December 5, K&R, Prein&Newhof, Southern Clinton County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCCMUA), Clinton County Road Commission, and Bath Township met to discuss status of the project.
  • At this point, site restoration is all that is outstanding on the project and will occur in the spring.

Project Update 11/30/2018

  • Installation of a sleeve to repair a joint went well on 11/29/2018.
  • The old Lift Station 203 was abandoned on 11/30/2018.
  • The old manholes will be excavated and abandoned; then all the underground work will be completed the week of 12/3/2018.
  • Weather permitting, Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) plans on grading Drumheller Road the week of 12/3/2018.
  • K&R, Prein&Newhof, and Bath Township are meeting to discuss status of the project the week of 12/3/2018.

Project Update 11/16/2018

  • The new Lift Station start-up was completed Monday, November 12, 2018.
  • Sewer flows were switched from the old sanitary sewer line to the new sanitary sewer line on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
  • All sanitary sewer installation is complete with the exception of one lateral connection.
  • Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) abandoned the existing Lift Station 216. A repair to the new sanitary sewer must be completed prior to abandonment of the existing Lift Station 203.
  • Restoration work will continue to progress as far as weather conditions allow.

Project Update 11/9/2018

  • Mandrel testing of the new sanitary sewers is complete.
  • Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) has been on-site full time performing site clean-up and other miscellaneous work items.
  • Consumers was on-site this week to install an electric feed to the new lift station.
  • Lift Station 203 start-up was delayed from the originally scheduled start-up date of November 1. The start-up is now scheduled for November 12.
  • The last section of new sanitary sewer will be installed next week. Sanitary flows will then be transferred to the new lift station.
  • K&R will begin abandonment and demolition of the old sanitary sewer and lift stations next week.
  • Restoration work will continue to progress as far as weather conditions allow.
  • Drumheller Road is open to emergency vehicles ONLY.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Project Update 10/26/2018

  • Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) continues to wait for the 30-day mandrel window to pass. The 30-day window concludes on November 1.

  • The new lift station flowmeter has arrived on-site. The station is currently waiting for an electrical feed before it can be operational. The electrical feed is scheduled to be installed by 10/31.

  • K&R has been on-site periodically to perform site clean-up and other miscellaneous work items.

  • K&R will have a crew on-site full time next week to work on miscellaneous work items including, among others, restoration, force main installation, and manhole finishing.

  • Lift Station start-up is scheduled for November 1.

Drumheller Road is open to emergency vehicles ONLY.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Project Update 10/19/2018

  • Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) continues to wait for the 30-day mandrel window to pass.

  • Drumheller Road has been restored.

  • The new lift station is currently waiting for an electric feed and the flowmeter before it can be operational. The electric feed is scheduled to be installed by 10/31/2018 and the flowmeter is scheduled to arrive in the latter part of next week. Depending on when the flowmeter arrives, K&R may be on-site late next week to install the flowmeter.

  • K&R may be on-site throughout next week performing miscellaneous work items.

  • Drumheller Road is open to emergency vehicles ONLY.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Project Update 10/12/2018

  • Sanitary sewer installation has been substantially completed. Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) must wait 30 days before performing acceptance testing on the new sanitary sewer. Several remaining work items cannot be completed until the acceptance testing has been performed.
  • The gravel portion of Drumheller Road has been restored.
  • The new lift station is currently waiting for an electric feed and some other critical components before it can be operational.
  • Asphalt paving in Drumheller should be completed next week.
  • K&R may be on-site throughout next week performing miscellaneous work items.

Drumheller Road is open to emergency vehicles ONLY.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Project Update 9/28/2018 from Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R):

60″ sanitary sewer installation is complete.

8″ sanitary sewer installation is complete.

18″ sanitary sewer installation is complete with the exception of the connection to the existing 18″ sewer.

Lateral piping was installed and is ready to be connected to existing laterals.

Road restoration, including culvert installation, is currently underway.

The lift station control panel was delivered today. Installation is currently underway.

Dewatering equipment and construction spoils are being removed from the easement.

Manhole benches, castings, and inside drop connections will be completed within the next week.

Site clean-up will continue throughout next week.

Drumheller Road is open to emergency vehicles ONLY.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Below are some pictures of the sewer installation work for week of 10/5/2018.

Project Update 9/28/2018

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) continued installation of 60″ sanitary sewer this week. This work is nearing completion.

Manhole #5 was installed Wednesday  (9/26/2018) and approximately 300′ of 60″ sanitary sewer remains to be installed.

The total amount of 60″ sewer installed to-date is approximately 1900′. The lift station internal and external plumbing has been completed.

8″ sanitary sewer installation in Drumheller Road is nearly complete. Approximately 660′ has been installed and approximately 130′ remains.

Lift station electrical work is currently underway.

Drumheller Road is open to emergency vehicles ONLY.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Project Update 9/21/2018

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) continued installation of 60″ sanitary sewer this week. This work will also continue next week.

Total 60″ sewer installed to-date is approximately 1,700′. Approximately 500′ of 60″ sewer installation remains.

K&R was unable to lay 60″ sanitary sewer yesterday (Thursday, September 20, 2018) or today (Friday, September 21, 2018) due to the recent heavy rains.

A second crew was on-site late last week and earlier this week to install yard piping and internal piping at the lift station.

Prep work for the concrete pads at the lift station is underway.

Drumheller Road is open to emergency vehicles ONLY.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Below are some pictures of the sewer installation work for week of 9/21/2018.

Project Update 9/14/2018

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) continued installation of 60″ sanitary sewer this week. This work will also continue next week.

Total 60″ sewer installed to-date is approximately 1,400′. Nearly 800′ of 60″ sewer installation remains.

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, K&R installed Manhole #4.

A second crew arrived on-site today, Friday, September 14, 2018, to begin work on the lift station plumbing. This crew will also install the remaining 8″ sanitary sewer in Drumheller.

Drumheller Road is open to emergency vehicles ONLY.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Below are some pictures of the sewer installation work for week of 9/14/2018.

Project Update 9/7/2018

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) continued installation of 60″ sanitary sewer this week. This work will also continue next week.

On Thursday, September 6, K&R installed Manhole #3. This marks the completion of 60″ sewer installation within Drumheller. There is still 8″ sewer within Drumheller to be installed east of the new lift station.

Total 60″ sewer installed to-date is approximately 830′.

A second crew is scheduled to arrive mid-next week to begin work on the 8″ sanitary sewer and/or lift station.

Drumheller Road will be open to emergency vehicles ONLY by the end of Friday, .

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Project Update 8/31/2018

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) continues installation of 60″ sanitary sewer this week. This work will also continue next week.

On Monday August 27, 2018, the existing force main adjacent to the work area separated. K&R worked with the Southern Clinton County Municipal Authority (SCCMUA) to isolate the lift station and repair the force main.

K&R was not able to work on Wednesday due to the recent rain events.

As of Friday morning, K&R has installed approximately 144′ of 60″ sewer for the week. To-date, total 60″ sewer installed is approximately 650′.

Based on current production rates, we anticipate it will take approximately one more week to complete the 60″ sewer work in Drumheller, weather permitting.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to all traffic during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Below are some pictures of the sewer installation work for week of 8/31/2018.

Project Update 8/24/2018

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) continues installation of 60″ sanitary sewer. This work will also continue next week.

As of Friday afternoon (8/24/2018), K&R has installed approximately has installed approximately 200′ of 60″ sewer for the week. To-date, total 60″ sewer installed is approximately 510′.

K&R installed Manhole #2.

A second sanitary sewer crew arrived on-site Thursday to begin work on an 8-inch sanitary sewer that extends from the new lift station towards the Township Fire Department.

Based on current production rates, we anticipate it will take approximately one more week to complete the 60″ sewer installation work on Drumheller, weather permitting.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to all traffic during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Project Update 8/17/2018

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) continues installation of 60″ sanitary sewer. This work will also continue next week. As of Friday afternoon (8/17/2018), K&R has installed approximately 150′ of 60″ sewer for the week. To-date, total 60″ sewer installed is approximately 210′.

Based on current production rates, we anticipate it will take approximately two more weeks to complete the 60″ sewer work on Drumheller.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to all traffic during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Below are some pictures of the sewer installation work for week of 8/17/2018.

Project Update 8/10/2018

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) completed the “mucking” operation on Friday (8/10/2018).

K&R is currently working to install the remainder of their dewatering equipment along Drumheller.

Weather permitting, K&R will begin installation of the 60″ sanitary sewer on Monday (8/13/2018).

Left is a picture of the challenging soil conditions present along Drumheller.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to all traffic during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Project Update 8/3/2018

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) continues to “muck” out the trench. Approximately 450′ of trench was mucked out as of this afternoon (Friday, August 3). Approximately 250′ remains.

Weather permitting, K&R should complete mucking out the trench next week. 60″ sanitary sewer installation will follow.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to all traffic during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Project Update 7/27/2018

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) installed the valve chamber for the new lift station (see image below, left).

Due to the poor soils and groundwater, K&R has elected to “muck” the unsuitable soils from the proposed sanitary sewer location and replace them with sand (see image below, right). After K&R has mucked out the entire length of Drumheller they will fall back and install the 60″ sanitary sewer in the “new” sand trench. Approximately 200′ of trench was mucked out as of this afternoon. Approximately 500′ remains.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to all traffic during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Below are some pictures of the work for week of 7/27/2018.

Project Update 7/20/2018

Kamminga & Roodovets began installation of the 60″ sanitary sewer. Deep construction, poor soil conditions and groundwater are making for slow progress. Approximately 65 feet of sewer was installed as of Friday morning (7/20/2018).

Installation of the 60″ sewer will continue next week.

Kamminga & Roodvoets may begin installation of 8″ sewer east of the new wet well.

NOTE: Drumheller Road will be closed to all traffic during sanitary sewer construction due to unstable trench conditions. Please find alternate routes.

Below are some pictures of the sanitary sewer installation for week of 7/20/2018.

Project Update 7/13/2018

Wet well installation (picture left) and manhole #1 installation is complete.

Kamminga & Roodvoets anticipates 60″ sewer installation will begin next week.

Kamminga & Roodvoets may begin installation of 8″ sewer east of the new wet well.

Project Update 7/6/2018

Tree clearing in the easement area has been completed.

Kamminga & Roodvoets is nearing completion of the wet well excavation.

K&R anticipates wet well installation should be early next week. Sewer construction will follow.

Project Update 6/29/2018

Tree clearing continued this past week and will continue into next week.

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) began mobilizing some of their large equipment this week.

The Lift Station 203 wet well was shipped from Texas today and should be arriving on-site early next week.

The slide rail system is scheduled for delivery and installation next week.

K&R will continue to mobilize materials and equipment for the project throughout the coming weeks.

Project Update 6/22/2018

Tree clearing continued this past week and will continue into next week.

Contractors Kamminga & Roodvoets and Contract Dewatering were on-site to install dewatering wells at the lift station site (see picture).

The wet well and slide rail system are scheduled for delivery the week of July 2, 2018.

Kamminga & Roodvoets is now scheduled to mobilize their equipment and begin excavation work the week of July 2, 2018.

Kamminga & Roodvoets will not be on-site July 4, 2018.

Project Update 6/15/2018

Tree clearing continued this past week and will continue into next week.

Contractors Kamminga & Roodvoets and Contract Dewatering were on-site Wednesday to do additional borings.

Dewatering wells are scheduled to be installed and running by the end of the coming week. The well installation will trigger the start of the 112 day construction window.

Kamminga & Roodvoets is scheduled to mobilize their equipment and begin excavation work the week of June 25.

Project Update 6/8/2018

Tree clearing continued this past week and will continue into next week.

Contractors Kamminga & Roodvoets and Contract Dewatering are scheduled to be on-site next week to do additional exploratory borings.

Dewatering is scheduled to begin the week of June 18.

Kamminga & Roodvoets is scheduled to mobilize their equipment and begin construction the week of June 25.

Project Update 6/1/2018

Tree clearing began this week and will continue through next week. Chop is the subcontractor performing the tree clearing work.

Contractors Kamminga & Roodvoets and Contract Dewatering are scheduled to be on-site starting the week of June 11 to do additional soil borings, mobilize equipment, and install some dewatering equipment.

The slide rail system used to excavate the wet well is scheduled for delivery the week of June 18.

Bath Charter Township plans to complete a large sanitary sewer construction project in Drumheller Road this summer. The work is being done primarily to replace aging, undersized infrastructure. It will also add storage to reduce downstream capacity problems. And it will reduce maintenance and operating needs.

Scope of Project

The scope of the project will include demolition of two existing lift stations, construction of a new lift station, replacement of existing 18″ sanitary sewer with 60″ sanitary sewer, installation of new 8″ sanitary sewer and replacement of roads and driveway approaches that are impacted by construction.

The work will be completed within the Drumheller Road right-of-way between the Fire Department (5633 Drumheller) and 5364 Drumheller, as well as within a north/south sewer utility easement located between Drumheller Road and I-69.

The contractor is Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) of Grand Rapids. The engineer is Prein&Newhof of Grand Rapids.

The project has been designed to accommodate future “equalization basin” pipe for underground storage, sewer service for properties west of Webster Road, and elimination of Lift Station 219.

> > Click here to view the project presentation by Steve Taplin of Prein & Newhof presented at the Neighborhood Meeting on May 10, 2018 < <

Construction Schedule

The anticipated construction start date (weather dependent) is June 11. The project should be completed around September 24, depending on weather and/or unforeseen events during the construction.

Clearing trees and brush within the right-of-way and easements has been approved to start in May, prior to actual construction.

Road Closure and Access

For site safety and constructability reasons, Drumheller Road will be closed to all traffic between the Fire Department (5633 Drumheller) and 5364 Drumheller during construction. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents within the closure area only.

Individual driveways may be closed during the day, but will be restored to a drivable condition after each work day.

The Fire Department will maintain access on Drumheller east to Webster Road throughout the project, except for one day (probably in late summer).

Mail Delivery

To facilitate mail service, the Contractor will coordinate with you and the Post Office and may temporarily relocate your mailbox to a central location.

Garbage Collection

The Contractor also will work with you and your trash hauler to maintain service.

School Buses

Road closure should not affect school buses until the start of the next school year in September. If needed, the School will likely coordinate an alternate pick-up / drop-off point to serve residents in the construction area.

Tree and Brush Removal

Some landscaping, trees, and vegetation will be removed within the road right-of-way and easements.

Vegetation within the right-of-way will not be replaced and other structures may not be replaced if deemed a traffic hazard by the Road Commission. Adjacent property owners should move anything they would like to save and relocate it outside the right-of-way before construction commences.

Clearing trees and brush within the right-of-way and easements has been approved to start in May, prior to actual construction.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about the project, we will work with you to ensure that the work can proceed with the least impact to you in a cost effective manner for the Township and the residents.

Dan Wietecha, Superintendent
Bath Charter Township
Phone: (517) 641-6728
Email: dwietecha@bathtownship.us
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Steve Taplin, PE
Prein & Newhof
Phone: (616) 364-8491

The Township’s website (www.bathtownship.us) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bathtwp) will have project updates during construction.