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Welcome to the Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant (KWRP), the community's sewage treatment facility. Our job is to clean up the dirty water that flows through approximately 600 miles of sewer lines throughout Kalamazoo and the surrounding area. The design of the KWRP is critical to development of the metropolitan area surrounding Kalamazoo. This section covers the physical and biological components of the plant.

The process of wastewater treatment can be fascinating if you are interested in biology, the environment, or physical science. If you want to learn what happens to water after it goes down the drain, check out this topic.

Vision Statement

We will protect and improve the environment by reaching beyond compliance toward excellence in environmental stewardship by providing quality service for downstream users and future generations.

Mission Statement

It is our mission to maintain compliance and create a culture of environmental stewardship through proactive collaboration in regulatory oversight, support, and public outreach/education.

Drinking Water Compliance & Stewardship

•Cross Connection Program

•Source Management/ Hydrogeological Studies

•Water Compliance Monitoring Program

•Wellhead Protection Program

pdf Emergency Response (6.45 MB)

Environmental Assessment

Contaminated Sites Program

Hazardous Materials Management Program

Site Plan Review

Environmental Concerns Committee

Storm Water Compliance & Stewardship

Illicit Discharge Elimination Program

Municipal Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans

Public Education Plans

Public Involvement/Participation Plans

Watershed Management Plans

Community Rain Barrel Sale

Wastewater Compliance & Stewardship

Industrial Pretreatment Program

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Point Source

Wastewater Compliance Monitoring Program

•pdf  Emergency Response (6.45 MB)


For more information about the Wastewater Department, call us Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (269) 337-8701 or send us an email at: cokpublicservices@kalamazoocity.org.


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