Village of Kalkaska Celebrates Groundbreaking

Congratulations to the Village of Kalkaska, who held a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of improvements to the Village’s water and sewer systems on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in downtown Kalkaska. The event was well attended by Village officials, local business owners, and state and federal political representatives.

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.