Water & Wastewater

    Benton Charter Township Water Filtration Plant and Raw Water Pump Station

    Erhardt constructed a water filtration plant (10,221 SF) and a low-lift RAW water pump station (3,574 SF) for Benton Charter Township as part of the township’s water improvements project. The water is used as domestic drinking water for the residents of the township.

    The RAW water pump station receives water through a 36-inch concrete intake pipe that stretches over one mile out into Lake Michigan. Boring and jacking methods were utilized to install the underground portion of the piping from the beach to the lift station. From there it is pumped approximately three quarters of a mile to the filtration plant, where it is filtered by three individ­­ual filtration units and distributed through the township’s domestic water system.

    Project at a glance

    • Client: Benton Charter Township
    • Location: Benton Harbor, Michigan
    • Footage: 10,221 square feet