Clean Water Tip


Never flush unused medications down the drain or toilet. They can end up in the ground, and eventually in the water we share.

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Bring pharmaceuticals to a Red Med box location in the Battle Creek area. Click here for more information. Pharmaceuticals including aerosols and liquids are also accepted at Calhoun County Household Hazardous Waste Collections.


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He that plants trees loves others beside himself.
– Thomas Fuller

Photo: Richard Burkart Jr.

To report a suspected leak or spill in the City of Battle Creek, please call the 24-hour City of Battle Creek Dispatch number a 269.966.3493.

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The Battle Creek Clean Water Partnership is the City of Battle Creek; the City of Springfield; the Calhoun County Water Resources Commissioner; the Calhoun County Road Department, the townships of Bedford, Emmett, Leroy, Newton, and Pennfield, the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek Area Schools and Lakeview Public Schools joining together with the common goal of protecting the waterways in our area.

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