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Grand Rapids begins $1.2M storm water project

September 14, 2015
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Kent County estimates Grand River flood damage at $6M
The Grand River after the flood of April 2013. Photo by Mike Nichols

The city of Grand Rapids is scheduled to break ground on the largest storm water control project in its history.

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for this morning at Mary Waters Park.

The $1.2-million underground storage facility will hold 720,000 gallons of storm water.

That's nearly three times the size of the treatment system the city installed at Joe Taylor Park in 2010.

The storm water treatment efforts are part of the Green Grand Rapids initiative, which aims to prevent contaminated runoff from entering the Grand River.

Mayor George Heartwell and other city and state officials will take part in the ceremony.

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