Monthly Message

Waste Water- Toilets are only meant for one activity, and you know what we're talking about! When the wrong thing is flushed, such as baby wipes, results can include costly backups on your own property or problems at our waste water treatment plant. That 's why it's so important to treat toilets properly. Remember, no wipes in the pipes!

"You could not step twice into the same rivers for other waters are overflowing on to you." ~Heraclitus of Ephesus

Imagine life without a toilet. 2.6 billion people do not have to imagine.

Events and Special Dates:

Daylight Savings Time Ends: Sunday, November 1

Election Day: Tuesday, November 3

Veteran's Day: Wednesday, November 11 (City offices closed)

America Recycles Day: Sunday, November 15

World Toilet Day: Thursday, November 19 (

Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 (City and County offices closed)

What's Happening

photo contestKeep up with Clean Water events throughout year. See our main events at right, with more listed below.

Seasonal Photo Contest
Dates will be posted soon for another context beginning June 2016! Thank you to all of those who submitted photos, look for yours in the 2016 Clean Water Partners Calendar.
Photo: Kalamazoo River between Ceresco and Historic Bridge Park, by John Grap


BC Water videos via our YouTube channel:

Seasonal Photo Contest

July 31 is the deadline to enter! Find out more > >

Kanoe the Kazoo 2015

Join us on the water in 2015! Kanoe the Kazoo float trips take place on many Saturdays from May – October. Trips are open to the public for all ages and most are FREE. Trips take place on the Kalamazoo River unless otherwise noted.

Register here:

Where does your surface water go?

Click here to learn where the water from your property drains to, via the city of Battle Creek's mapping service.


Krazy for the Kazoo

Children's Water Festival

event event

October 1, 2016
Watershed-wide citizen cleanup of the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries

May 13, 2016
A free, educational event for fourth and fifth grade students and their teachers.