Project Background and Need: This project will design and construct a new interceptor sewer to address deteriorating conditions and capacity constraints within Pittsfield Charter Township’s wastewater collection system. The route of the new proposed sewer is shown in the map below with large sections along Munger Road, Crane Road, Textile Road, and Michigan Avenue. It will be designed to address the structural integrity and capacity concerns of the system while increasing operational efficiency with the elimination of two existing pump stations along the route. Sections of the existing sewer along Michigan Avenue not requiring replacement will be lined with Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) to extend the useful life of the pipe with minimal intrusion.
Starting in 2015, using grant funding through the State’s Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Program, Pittsfield Charter Township assessed the capacity and condition of the existing wastewater collection system. This work identified significant sections of the system along Michigan Avenue that require immediate attention due to poor pipe condition and lack of future capacity. The Michigan Avenue section is a major artery for the collection system, as it carries over 60% of the Township’s wastewater.
Pittsfield Charter Township is using $2 million of its total $4 million American Rescue Plan grant allocation from the federal government for this project. In addition, the Township has been awarded low interest funding through the State of Michigan Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Loan to fund this project. The CWSRF is a low-interest loan financing program that assists local municipalities with the construction of needed water pollution control facilities and infrastructure.