WIH Waterline Extension Design and Construction

Design and construction of the waterline extension from the Village of Metamora will be conducted over an approximate two-year period.


Pre-design work, design of the waterline, permitting and bidding to choose a construction contractor will be conducted over the first year.  The pre-design work, consisting of a survey of the pipeline layout and service connections, obtaining easements from various property owners, obtaining connection agreements from all residents along the watermain that would like to connect, and conducting a geotechnical investigation to determine soil properties along the pipeline route, will be conducted first.  It is anticipated that the pre-design work will take several months, and timing is dependent upon weather and cooperation from property owners.

Once the pre-design work is done, we will prepare  the design and a permit application for submittal to the Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).  The design will include a detailed layout of the pipeline, a booster pump station that will ensure that water delivered to residents has adequate pressure, individual water service connections to each property that chooses to connect, road crossings, a control system, meters, valves, etc.   It is anticipated that the design will be conducted over a six-to-nine-month period,  with the timing dependent on EGLE and Village review and approval, and cooperation from property owners.

Once the design is complete and meets all EGLE, Village of Metamora and other stakeholder requirements, the work will be bid out and a construction contractor will be selected.  This step is anticipated to take approximately three months.


Construction will be completed during the second year.  This includes additional survey, excavation, trenching, laying the pipeline, installing connections to individual homes, installing a booster pump station, installing water meters, completing connections to the Village water system, testing the system, and finally operating the system to deliver water to your home.  The actual time needed to complete construction is dependent on a number of things, including the number of connections, field conditions, weather, etc.

We look forward to completing this important project and will provide updates and a more detailed schedule as we move forward.