Statewide State Parks Utility Study & Implementation

Project Type

Utility Infrastructure

Project Location

Eight Locations in Michigan


State of Michigan

  • Department of Technology Management and Budget
  • Department of Natural Resources

Services Performed

Schematic and Final Design
Construction Administration

Estimated Construction Cost


NFE was retained by the State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to conduct a comprehensive study, design evaluation and construction implementation of below ground sewer and water systems at eight state parks, including:

  • Burt Lake State Park
  • Petosky State Park
  • Mitchell State Park
  • Seven Lakes State Park
  • Otsego Lake State Park
  • Ionia State Park
  • Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area
  • Hayes State Park

The overall goal of the Statewide Utility Study and Implementation project was to evaluate each park’s existing ground water and sewer infrastructure; make recommendations for short-term and long-term solutions; provide preliminary layouts and cost for proposed upgrades, repairs and improvements; and finally implement the construction portion of the proposal. Specifically, NFE focused on water wells, water distribution systems, sanitary systems, lagoons, septic systems, barrier-free access and site drainage.

Each park project was successfully completed within, or under, budget and schedule.