About Our Water

Our Aquifer

Where does your water come from?

The City of Battle Creek obtains all drinking water from groundwater. This groundwater is derived from a sandstone aquifer known as the Marshall Foundation, and is present at the Verona Well Field (VWF). The City is a groundwater-based public water supply and relies entirely on groundwater for residential, commercial, and industrial water supply needs. The City’s water system provides water to the City of Battle Creek, City of Springfield, portions of Bedford, Emmett, Pennfield, and Leroy Townships.

Some residents may get their water from a personal well on their property instead of City water. These residents can find helpful information regarding well testing at the Calhoun County Health Department website.

Learn about the City of Battle Creek’s efforts to keep our Wellfield safe.

The Natural Water Cycle

Water is something we often take for granted. From the lakes and streams we play and fish in, to the water we use everyday to clean and nourish our bodies, water plays an important part in our lives. It’s a natural resource that we simply can’t live without. That’s why it’s our responsibility to protect our water resources for the next generation. In order to do that, we need to better understand the water cycle and how it works.

The Natural Water Cycle

Water is something we often take for granted. From the lakes and streams we play and fish in, to the water we use everyday to clean and nourish our bodies, water plays an important part in our lives. It’s a natural resource that we simply can’t live without. That’s why it’s our responsibility to protect our water resources for the next generation. In order to do that, we need to better understand the water cycle and how it works.

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, and Battle Creek Area Schools joining together with the common goal of protecting the waterways in our area.

Battle Creek Clean Water Partnership — Battle Creek Department of Public Works

269.966.3355