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Water being tested at local sports complex

Posted at 4:30 AM, Dec 20, 2017

ROCKFORD, Mich. — The Art Van Sports Complex in Plainfield Township is testing the water in its irrigation systems in response to recent concerns about well-water contamination.

The complex says that the drinking water for concessions and bathrooms is municipal water from the Plainfield Township Water Treatment Plant and is safe.  Only the irrigation water is being tested.

The facility was built in 2012 and environmental tests at the time showed no concerns for the property.

“The West Michigan Sports Commission’s top priority is ensuring that our visitors to the Art Van Sports Complex are safe – and that includes providing safe water,” said Mike Guswiler, president, in a press release. “We are completely confident that our drinking water is safe because it is sourced directly from the Plainfield Charter Township Water Department which tests daily. While there is no confirmation of ground water contamination, we don’t want to take any chances with possibilities for contamination elsewhere. The only way to know for sure is to test all of our water sources. We will take appropriate action depending on the outcome.”