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  • Snowmelt System in Holland, Michigan

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    Since 1988, residents and visitors have enjoyed snow-free streets and sidewalks in downtown Holland throughout the winter season.

    Thanks to the Holland BPW snowmelt system, waste heat from power generation is captured to heat water, which is circulated through 190 miles of tubing laid underneath the pavement and sidewalks, back to the Holland BPW power plant. The system pumps over 4,700 gallons of water per minute at 95-degrees and can melt about one inch of snow per hour at 20 degrees Fahrenheit with winds of 10 mph. The snowmelt system is a closed system meaning it is circulating the same water over and over again. Prior to 2016, the system pulled water from Lake Macatawa. By using potable water, the system is less likely to have sediment and should reduce wear on system valves.

    Added benefits include no salting, no plowing, no slipping or sliding,

    As a much-appreciated innovation, the snowmelt systems has been expanded several times to include the market area at the Civic Center, the sidewalks to Herrick District Library and the ramps to the parking deck on 7th St. In total, the snowmelt system today provides approximately 600,000 square-feet of heated sidewalks and streets. It the largest publically-owned snowmelt system in the country!

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    • Lighting Up Holland Energy Park - Duration: 35 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      • 18 views
      Holland's Energy Park is a staple to the community. But to the people of BPW, it's the other way around. That's why community members were invited to get free snacks, hot chocolate and, of course, ...
    • Downtown Feature: Apothecary Gift Shop - Duration: 86 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      • 14 views
      The Apothecary Gift Shop is a staple to Holland's downtown. On the corner of 8th and River, they serves as your one stop shop to the cute, the quaint, and the quirky (oh my). Let us take you inside...
    • First Game at The Civic - Duration: 34 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      • 19 views
      It's been over 400 days since the last game in the old Civic Center. Now we can finally see the players on the new court and all of the fans cheering their hearts out.

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    • 2018 Holiday Open House - Duration: 49 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 20 views
      Every year, the shops of Holland's 8th Street open up to welcome the community with smiles, snacks and holiday cheer. We also light our amazing Christmas tree and sing carols. If this sounds like y...
    • #MiHolland Update Podcast E4: Zoning Ordinances Simplified - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 49 views
      The City of Holland is moving to a Unified Development Ordinance, UDO, what does it mean and how does affect you?


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    • 2018 Downtown Decorations - Duration: 42 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
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      The holidays are a special time of year. There's good food, caroling and, our personal favorite, decorations! Downtown Holland went all out this year with these awesome displays and we couldn't be ...
    • 2018 Downtown Holland's Parade of Lights - Duration: 51 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 127 views
      Every year, the streets of downtown Holland are illuminated with beautiful Christmas lights. There's nothing like Christmas in Holland, Michigan and the Parade of Lights is a chance for all of Holl...
    • #MiHolland Snow Day - Duration: 63 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 29 views
      These kids loved the first snow day! #MiHolland #snowday

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    • Snowmelt System in Holland, Michigan - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 1,163 views
      Since 1988, residents and visitors have enjoyed snow-free streets and sidewalks in downtown Holland throughout the winter season.

      Thanks to the Holland BPW snowmelt system, waste heat from power g...
    • Prospect Park Fall Colors - Duration: 34 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 27 views
      Prospect Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Holland. Especially during the fall. Here is a video of the park in all of its fall splendor.

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    • Centennial Park Fall Colors - Duration: 63 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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      It's that prime time of the year where the leaves have changed colors and Holland has been set ablaze with the colors of autumn. We went out to Centennial park to capture the beauty of fall.

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    • Downtown Feature: Valeo Training - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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      Get a look inside Valeo Training’s new facility in Downtown Holland! Husband and wife duo Mike and Jessica Luepke have an obvious passion for helping people through personalized workouts to achieve...
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    We all have our favorite places and things to do around Holland, MI. #MiHolland highlights what makes our area special.
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    • Planting 55,000 Tulips at Windmill Island - Duration: 102 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 58,292 views
      The City of Holland plants over 400,000 tulips every year. Many are planted by this custom-designed tulip planter that was developed by Howie Poll of Holland Transplanter Company.

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    • Meet Officer Everett - Only 5 Years Old - Duration: 87 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 12,578 views
      Everett just turned 5 and is obsessed with becoming a police officer since you could ask him "what do you want to be when you grow up." Captain Jack Dykstra made Everett officer for the day and gav...
    • Holland Farmers Market - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 7,308 views
      The Farmers Market has begun in Holland! Here you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and hanging baskets, and a wide variety of other products. The Farmers Market is on Wednesdays an...
    • Snow plowing the City of Holland - Duration: 74 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 6,729 views
      After a large storm hit the area, city crews have been working hard to clear the roads. The City of Holland Transportation Services has a staff of almost 20 to maintain approximately 150miles of C...
    • Holland, MI Snowmelt Installation - Duration: 94 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 6,610 views
      Since 1988, residents and visitors have enjoyed snow-free streets and sidewalks in downtown Holland throughout the winter season. Thanks to the Holland BPW snowmelt system, waste heat from power ge...
    • Dutch Dance - Tulip Time 2015 - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
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    • Red Flag PSA - Duration: 4 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,272 views
      A red flag means there is a high risk of drowning. Swimmers should stay out of the water and away from piers. From 2010 to 2016, there have been 536* Great Lakes drownings.

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    • Tulip Time Dutch Dance - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 6,180 views
      Costumed locals perform traditional Dutch dances. Enjoy the rich history and fun of Dutch Dance at Tulip Time!

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    • Holland Police K9 Unit - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 5,835 views
      The Holland Police Department K-9 Team currently consists of two, dual-purpose handler/dog teams: Ofc. Joel Reimink and his K9 "Niki", and Ofc. Joe Slenk and "Henry". "Niki" is a Hungarian Malinoi...
    • Muziekparade Tulip Time 2015 - Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,774 views
      Concluding the Festival’s parade series is one of Michigan’s most spectacular parades featuring floats, Dutch Dancers, marching bands and more! With over 4,000 participants, 170 units and the longe...
    • Verward Tulip discovered in Holland - Duration: 66 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,755 views
      Horticulturist discovered a very rare Tulip in the City of Holland. Windmill Island staff have planted millions tulips in the last 50 years and have never seen anything like it.

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    • Storm in 360° at Holland State Park Angle 2 - Duration: 4 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,745 views
      Huge waves crash onto the pier during a November storm. For the best viewing experience, watch this 360-degree video using the youtube app on your phone or tablet. If you watch on a regular brows...
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    Enjoy all the sights and sounds of Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan #TulipTime
    • Community Planting Day 2018 - Duration: 81 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 62 views
      This year, the City of Holland planted for the 90th tulip time. It's hard to believe that we've reached such an incredible milestone, but here we are. This event is all for the community, by the co...
    • 2018 Tulip Tracker - Life of a tulip bed - Duration: 16 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 150 views
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    • Tulip Dig Timelapse in Centennial Park - Duration: 17 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 66 views
      We can't wait to see all these tulips growing around town. Thanks for helping us dig them out to make room for our annual flowers. #MiHolland #TulipTime #CentennialPark #TulipDig http://skycam.ci...
    • Music Parade Highlights - Duration: 52 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 74 views
      Welcome to the Music Parade of Tulip Time, where the length of 8th Street is lined with the most dedicated of fans: the Holland community. What better way to enjoy a Saturday than to watch the para...
    • 2018 Muziekparade - Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      • 399 views
      Join 13 On Your Side Reporter Kamady Rudd and local Tulip Time enthusiast Wendy Wigger as we live stream the 2018 Muziekparade!

      The Music Parade is one of Michigan’s most spectacular parades featu...
    • Wooden Shoe Maker - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 174 views
      Watch as wooden shoes are hand carved for Tulip TIme.

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    • Peak Bloom - Duration: 46 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 255 views
      The tulips are the star of the show during Tulip Time. There will be plenty of color for several more days.

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    • Tulip Time 2018 at Windmill Island Gardens - Duration: 103 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 151 views
      Windmill Island Gardens has many attactions, none more famous than the windmill itself. Tourists from around the world come every Tulip Time to get a view of DeZwaan as the backdrop to many rows of...
    • The Carnival at Tulip Time - Duration: 37 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 309 views
      Yet another fun place to check out during Tulip Time. The carnival is located at Pine and 7th Street in the South Parking Lot of the Civic Center.

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    • 2018 Kinderparade - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      • 978 views
      Join WZZM 13 Grand Rapids Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer and our very own Jim De Boer as we live stream the 2018 Kinderparade!

      The "children's parade" features over 7,000 local school children dresse...
    • Kinderparade in 360 - Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes.

      • Streamed 7 months ago
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      You can move the image around 360 degrees by moving your phone or clicking around the image.

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    • 2018 Volksparade - Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      • 1,461 views
      Join WZZM 13 Grand Rapids Anchor Catherine Behrendt and our local tulip expert, Nathan Bocks as we live stream the 2018 Volksparade!

      Enjoy the pageantry of this “People’s Parade,” as marching band...
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