The Kalamazoo Water Pumping Stations add small amounts of chlorine for disinfection, fluoride to keep your teeth healthy and a phosphate to help control iron and provide corrosion control in the water pipes.

-Henry the Water Drop

Henry Says
Henry Says

City staff frequently provide presentations and tours when requested by schools or other organizations whose students are all or partially served by the City of Kalamazoo Public Water Supply System. If you would like to request a presentation or a tour of the Kalamazoo Wastewater Treatment Plant (KWTP) or the Central Wellfield Municipal Drinking Water Treatment Facility, please contact using the CONTACT tab. Helpful information to provide includes the group or entity name and contacts, the number of attendees, the time and date of the desired presentation, and the duration of time for the presentation and/or tour.

The following kits and models are available on request for the City's presentations

Groundwater Simulator II

An aquarium-type model designed to demonstrate and observe the movement of groundwater, simulate the surface and underground drainage basins from recharge to discharge areas, and illustrate how groundwater can become contaminated by human activities.
Recommended for Grades K-12.

This activity may meet Michigan Science Benchmark Objectives.
Requires about 3 gallons of water. Contains numerous loose parts, cocoa and drink mixes (Contaminants), water sprayers, eyedropper, flashlight, a carrying case with wheels and a User's Guide. Set up time: 15 minutes; Clean up time: 20 minutes.

EnviroScape Hazardous Materials Model - Deluxe Unit with Groundwater Component

A plastic landscape model designed to explain hazardous substances and their effects on the environment. Model includes: Underground storage tanks, a lagoon, an abandoned warehouse, a landfill, vehicles, etc.
Recommended for Grades K-12.

This activity may meet Michigan Science Benchmark Objectives.
Requires less than a gallon of water. Contains numerous loose parts, cocoa and drink mixes (contaminants), water sprayers, eyedropper, flashlight, a carrying case with wheels and a User's Guide. Set up time: 10 minutes; Clean up time: 20 minutes.

The Jug Aquifer Kits

A simple flow-model kit (8 1/4 inches tall) designed to teach what aquifers are, how water moves within an aquifer and how they can become contaminated.
Recommended for Grades K-8.

This activity may meet Michigan Science Benchmark Objectives.
Requires less than a gallon of water. Comes with packets of different types of soils, eyedropper, syringe, drink mix (for contaminants) and activity booklet. Assembly is part of the learning exercise. Clean up time: 10 minutes.

Groundwater Simulator II
EnviroScape Hazardous Materials Model
Kids Corner

You can help keep Kalamazoo's water clean! Some tactics include using your property wisely, disposing of hazardous products properly, conserving water, and more. Learn about proper disposal and ways to conserve water.

Visit the Protect Your Water Kids Corner to play games, find resources and view our media!