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Water main break could move up downtown renovations
Water main break could move up downtown renovations

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.--  The Coopersville City Council may consider moving up improvements to a downtown water main during their regular meeting Monday, July 8.

City Manager Steven Patrick says he plans to discuss a water main break at 64th and West Randall Street that happened about a week ago.  Patrick says crews were upgrading a booster station to increase water pressure within the line, however the water main did not hold and a weak spot in the pipeline burst.  The water main has since been fixed and no homes or businesses were damaged.

Patrick says the city plans to replace the entire water main while reconstructing West Randall Street next year.  The $1.3 million project is scheduled to start in spring 2014 and be paid for by the Michigan Department of Transportation and other groups.  However Patrick says if the water main breaks again, the city council will have to consider replacing the water main early.

The city council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall, located at 289 Danforth St.