New wastewater plant recognized as engineering achievement

The PARCC Side Clean Water Plant is a state-of-the-art membrane waste treatment system.

The PARCC Side Clean Water Plant is a state-of-the-art membrane waste treatment system.

The PARCC Side Clean Water Plant in northern Kent County has received the 2009 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Section. This award also honors Prein&Newhof, the local engineering firm that planned, designed and oversaw construction for the project.

The new plant currently processes approximately four million gallons of wastewater each day with a state-of-the-art membrane bioreactor treatment system. It is the largest plant of its kind in Michigan. The plant is owned by the North Kent Sewer Authority, and processes wastewater from various communities, including the City of Rockford and the townships of Alpine, Cannon, Courtland, and Plainfield.

Celebrating 40 years in business, Prein&Newhof is a full-service civil engineering firm that employs 90 full-time personnel including engineers, surveyors, drafters, geologists, chemists, communication specialists and support staff. In addition to its offices in Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Muskegon and Kalamazoo, the firm maintains its own environmental laboratory adjacent to its headquarters in Grand Rapids.

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