PFAS Remediation Water Extension Project

In partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, the Township applied for and was awarded a $5 million grant to begin the extension of municipal water service to the Trout Creek area, where drinking wells have been contaminated with PFAS. In addition, the state of Michigan has provided $1.65 million for the project. This funding ensures phase 1 of the project can begin in 2022. The Township and other project partners are pursuing funding for phase 2 of the project, which is expected to be completed in 2023.
 
PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – are a group of human-made chemicals that have been manufactured and used since the 1940s. They are used in various industries, from fast food to cookware to firefighting, and are known for their repelling qualities. They have been linked to certain types of cancers and other health issues.
 
On this page, you will find regularly updated information about the water extension project, including meeting dates, construction progress, FAQs and more.

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 PDF Icon PFAS Grant Application

 PDF Icon PFAS Project Map

 PDF Icon Safe Water for Cascade - PFAS Community Forum Presentation

 PDF Icon PFAS Meeting - Letter to Residents

 PDF Icon Watermain Plans 

 PDF Icon Community Meeting - Prepared Slides

 February 3, 2022 Citizens Meeting Video Recording

 PFAS Citizens Committee Agendas/Packets - This committee meets the first Thursday   of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the Cascade Library Wisner Center (2870 Jacksmith Dr.   SE).

 State of Michigan PFAS Action Response Team

 State of Michigan PFAS Action Response Team - Cascade Township

 State of Michigan PFAS Action Response Team -  Gerald R. Ford International Airport

 PFAS Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) in Michigan

 Michigan Science Advisory Workgroup Report

 Q&A Document Maintained by the Safe Water for Cascade Group