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     Fast Facts. By the numbers.

     

    12.6 billion – Gallons of raw, untreated sewage flowing into the Grand River in 1969.

    0 - Gallons of raw, untreated sewage flowing into the Grand River in 2014.

    59 – Number of sewer overflow sites and discharges into the Grand River eliminated by separating and replacing storm and sanitary sewers and installing 119 miles of new pipelines.

    $400 million – Estimated total cost of Sewer Improvement project.

    1% to 5% – Estimated increase in Grand Rapids property values due to the City’s sanitary and stormwater infrastructure improvements, according to research commissioned by the City through Grand Valley State University.

    $2.6 billion – Estimated average annual net environmental benefit from Sewer Improvement project, based on GVSU research.

    $232 million to $418 million – Estimated average annual net economic benefit from Sewer Improvement project.

    1,500 – Today, Grand Rapids Wastewater Treatment Plant uses approximately 1,500 kWh/MG to treat wastewater. This is a dramatic improvement that benefits ratepayers. By comparison:

    1991 = 32 million kWh and $2.7 million spent per year.

    2015 = 23 million kWh and $1.9 million spent per year.

    11,000  = homes electrical use in savings.

    4,437 - Estimated jobs created directly or retained by Grand Rapids Sewer Improvement project.

    1,120 - Estimated jobs created indirectly or retained by Grand Rapids Sewer Improvement project

    $5.5 billion to $9.6 billion – Estimated economic impact over the lifetime of the project based on spending.

    1 – Number of dams to be removed due to cleaner water.