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.
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PFAS Grant Application
PFAS Project Map
Safe Water for Cascade - PFAS Community Forum Presentation
PFAS Meeting - Letter to Residents
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