Holland Mayor: Projects paying off during flooding

4:52 PM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
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HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Holland's mayor says a number of city improvement projects over the summer are paying off during the recent flooding.

Mayor Kurt Dykstra says one of the most important projects was at the wastewater treatment plant. He says the updated system makes it easier to filter out the largest debris before the wastewater is treated.

The mayor says the updated system, along with other street improvements, kept flooding under control.

"I know for a fact that we would have seen overflowing of the sewage treatment plant, and in places like the Windmill Island area, we would have seen it flooded out like we did three or four years ago," says Mayor Dykstra.

The mayor says the city will review areas that were hit by the flooding this week and then decide if additional studies or improvements are needed.

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