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City officials speed up schedule for replacing downtown water main
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COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— The Coopersville Planning Commission is speeding up the schedule for replacing a downtown water main.

Around July 1, City Manager Steven Patrick says crews were upgrading a booster station to increase water pressure when the pipeline at 64th and West Randall Street burst.

Patrick says the city planned to replace the entire water main while reconstructing West Randall Street next year. However,  planning commission members are considering moving up the water main project to this year, in light of the recent problems.

On July 15, the planning commission met with engineers, who will now begin finalizing design plans for the new water main.  The $1.3 million project will then be sent out to contractors for bids. Depending on project pricing and timing, the planning commission will then decide if work on the water main should begin in 2013.  If approved, Patrick says he’d like to see the project finished before January 1, 2014, when “hard winter” will likely set in.

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