About Our WaterOur Aquifer
Where does your water come from?
The City of Battle Creek obtains all its drinking water from groundwater. This groundwater is pumped from the prolific sandstone aquifer know as the Marshall Aquifer, which a large aquifer system situated under much of lower Michigan. The water is pumped to the surface at the Verona Well Field (VWF), where it is treated and distributed to residential, commercial and industrial water users. The VWF provides water to the Cities of Battle Creek and Springfield and portions of Bedford, Emmett, Leroy and Pennfield 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.
Krazy for the Kazoo, powered entirely by volunteers, cleans up many miles of the Kalamazoo River, taking care of places with illegal dumping problems, planting new trees, removing problematic invasive plants, and much more.
Visit the website for more info and upcoming cleanup dates.