Protecting Our Water

Regulations and Ordinances

City of Battle Creek Ordinances

Wellhead Protection Ordinance 1041

Non Storm Water Ordinance 1047

Storm Water Ordinance 1048


Statewide Fertilizer Restriction

Click here to see Phosphorus Fertilizer Restrictions for the State of Michigan.


In 2012, State of Michigan passed a law restricting the use of phosphorus lawn fertilizers in order to protect our water resources. Check the label before buying fertilizer. The bag will show a series of three numbers. Look for the ZERO in the middle to find a phosphorus-free fertilizer that won’t pollute our water.


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