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GRSD Sewer Authority
GRSD Sewer Authority

Notice of Project Plan Public Hearing 

Galien River Sanitary District (GRSD) Sewer Authority will hold a public hearing on proposed Wastewater System Improvement projects for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.
The hearing will be held on July 22, 2020, during the regular board meeting at 10:00 a.m. Board meetings are normally held at Chikaming Township Center, 13535 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, Michigan 49115. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the board meeting may be held via tele-conference. Updates regarding tele-conference and in person meetings can be found on the GRSD Sewer Authority website at under the board meetings tab.
The purpose of the proposed projects is to improve the safety and reliability of the wastewater treatment and collection system. System improvements include:
1. Wastewater treatment plant improvements: new primary clarifier, UV disinfection, sludge storage improvements, digester improvements, non-potable water system improvements, new Admin Building, new SCADA system
2. Replace Lift Station 10 forcemain
3. Improvements to Lift Station 1
Impacts of the proposed projects include typical sanitary sewer construction, and temporary disruptions such as noise, dust, and traffic congestion caused by construction activities. The benefits will include reduced risk of wastewater system failures and overflow and more reliable and energy efficient wastewater treatment and collection.
The proposed projects will be spread out over three years, 2021 through 2023. The average cost to sewer system users is estimated at approximately $3.00 per month per residential equivalent unit. The actual cost to sewer system users may vary by location.
Copies of the project plan report detailing the proposed projects are available at GRSD Sewer Authority, 10831 Kruger Road, New Buffalo MI 49117 or online at
Written comments received before the hearing record is closed on July 22, 2020 will receive responses in the final project plan. Written comments should be sent to: Josh Teeter, GRSD Sewer Authority, 10831 Kruger Road, New Buffalo MI 49117.

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