Two lakeshore businesses without water

1:35 PM, Feb 7, 2014   |    comments
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MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) - More water issues to report on the lakeshore - this time it's two business without water and they say they need help from the Muskegon Heights Water Department.

Both businesses are on Norton Avenue. That street is the boundary between Norton Shores and Muskegon Heights. And while the businesses are in Norton Shores, both are connected by pipes under Norton Avenue to the Muskegon Heights water system.

The water stopped flowing to the business over the weekend. The owner of C-P Bio Energy hired a plumber to inspect the problem. They even took the Muskegon Heights Water Department's advice and hooked an electric charge to their pipes trying to melt the ice. When the meter on the business property was opened, the section of pipe maintained by Muskegon Heights was still frozen.

The business has made repeated efforts to get help from the DPW. 

Paul Knowlson with C-P Bio Energy believes water flow in the pipe is low because of the vacant homes and commercial buildings on his street. Water experts say that would increase the possibility of city water pipes freezing.

Jon Mills

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