Monday, June 17, 2019 - 4pm

Holland Board of Public Works Service Center

625 Hastings Avenue, Holland, MI 49423

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Public Hearing

Holland Board of Public Works will hold a public hearing on an application to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy for funding assistance through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program.

The hearing will be at 4:00 p.m. on Monday June 17th, 2019 at the Holland Board of Public Works Service Center – 625 Hastings Avenue, Holland, MI 49423.

The Board is proposing improvements to the Holland Area Water Reclamation Facility. 

The public hearing is being held for the purpose of receiving comments from interested parties.

Read the Notice of Public Hearing and/or view the plan documents below for additional information.

Download Notice of Public Hearing (355KB)

Download Project Plan Draft (2.6MB)

Download Project Plan Appendices (49MB)

A hard copy of the Project Plan is available at the Holland Board of Public Works Service Center, located at 625 Hastings Ave., Holland, MI 49423. If you wish to review the hard copy, please ask Customer Service.

Proposed project construction involves the following:

  • Addition of anaerobic digestion of biosolids to the WRF solids handling process to provide adequate capacity for 20-year system demands. An anaerobic digester and control building would be constructed. Biogas conditioning and handling equipment along with combined heat and power equipment would be incorporated to allow the capture and use of methane for greenhouse gas emission reduction and renewable energy generation.
  • Improvements to the existing solids handling process would include replacement of existing equipment and improvement of existing structures.
  • Wastewater service for existing customers will be unaffected by the proposed improvements. Construction activities will be localized with impacts generally limited to the following:
  • Construction-related disruption to local residents and businesses located near the WRF (noise and dust).
  • Soil disruption – best management practices for soil erosion and sedimentation control will be utilized.

Long-term impacts of the project include:

  • Addition of structures which will be visible from recreational facilities and commercial district. Architecture of the structures will be in keeping with existing facility.
  • Biogas handling equipment will have emissions to the environment. Emissions will be in accordance with Permits to Install obtained from EGLE, if required.
  • Reduced odor generation due to anaerobic digestion process and odor control equipment.
  • Reduced chemical and solids disposal costs plus production of biogas energy source resulting in lower total operating expenditures.
  • The total cost of this project is currently estimated at $23,200,000. However, anticipated reductions in treatment operating expenses resulting from the proposed improvements are expected to offset project financing costs over the 20-year planning period. As a result, future increases in user costs are expected to be attributed to normal operation, maintenance, and replacement activities rather than the proposed project.
  • Written comments received before the hearing record is closed on June 17th, 2019 will receive responses in the final project plan.

Written comments should be sent to:

Holland Board of Public Works
Attention: Sam Bender
625 Hastings Avenue
Holland, MI 49423

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