City Manager Jon Schneider:
“The State of Michigan has very strict regulations regarding lead and copper as it relates to drinking water systems. Under Michigan regulations, there are requirements to inventory the different types of pipes in a water system and over several years eliminate certain pipes and components that could contribute to lead being present in the water.
“The City of Newaygo has very good water and meets all state requirements regarding the chemical makeup of the water. However, we are still required to visually verify and inventory the pipes in our water system, which is an expensive process since it requires digging many holes throughout town to expose and verify pipe type.
“We are grateful to the State of Michigan for awarding a grant of $86,423 to offset the cost. The grant was awarded under their Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) program.”
The City of Newaygo Police Department (NPD) along with their staff are excited to announce its completion of the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) accreditation process.
The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) and the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) have pursued this concept and the development of the MLEAC. The attitudes, training and actions of personnel of Michigan’s law enforcement agencies best reflect compliance with the 108 standards contained in this program. Newaygo Police Department was the thirty-seventh accredited agency, state-wide.