About Protect Your Water
Protect Your Water is provided by the City of Kalamazoo to educate, motivate and provide water resources to area residents and anyone interested in protecting drinking water sources and/or improving surface water quality. Learn more about groundwater and stormwater as well as getting a understanding of Kalamazoo water facts.
All citizens of Kalamazoo County rely upon groundwater for their drinking water. Whether or not your home is connected to a municipal water supply or to a smaller well located on your property, you are drinking and otherwise using groundwater.
Stormwater is water from precipitation that flows across the ground and pavement when it rains or when snow and ice melt. The water seeps into the ground or drains into storm sewers through catch basins or inlets. The draining water is called stormwater runoff and is a concern to us since it can wash oil, grease, toxics, pathogens, sediment and other pollutants into storm sewers.