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All citizens of Kalamazoo County rely upon groundwater for their drinking water. Are you concerned about the drinking water in Kalamazoo? Watch the video on Kalamazoo's drinking water.

Properly dispose of household chemicals to protect our water. More on how you can help!

The water distribution system is a large grid of water main pipes buried underground, usually running under the streets. Fire hydrants and water storage tanks are also part of this distribution system and serve important functions. Learn more Kalamazoo Water Facts!

PFAS is a large group of man-made chemicals (polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances) that are resistant to heat, water and oil. Concerned about PFAS in your area? Learn more about what is being done!

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.

We invite our professionals to review the groundwater regulations and stormwater regulations as well as the CCR Report.

Interested in educational resources for youth? Check our the games and tools in our Kids Corner!

Protect Your Water has the details to keep you informed about PFAS.


Groundwater

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

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.

Media

Protect Your Water runs radio ads and movie ads to educate those in the area and inspire action.

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