Wastewater Treatment

Our municipally owned sanitary sewer system collects and treats approximately 700,000 gallons per day. Sewage is pumped to the Wastewater Treatment Facility located on 72nd Street south of town. The facility uses three lagoons totaling 80 acres for storage and treatment. The resulting effluent is then used to irrigate City-owned agricultural fields, with the treated wastewater eventually entering the groundwater system. Our sewer rates compare favorably with those of other west Michigan communities.