Spring Hydrant Flushing begins April 21

The 2019 Spring Hydrant Flushing Program will begin on Sunday, April 21. Daytime flushing will take place between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and evening flushing will occur between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. 

Over time, sediment builds up on the inside of water distribution pipes (water mains), narrowing the path that water can flow through. Twice per year, the hydrants are flushed to remove any accumulated sediments from water mains and restore water flow, which helps the City to better meet the needs of homes, businesses, and Public Safety. The flushing program also helps to verify that all water supply systems work, including pumps, storage tanks, mains, valves, and hydrants.

Flushing doesn’t affect the safety of the water supply but tap water may appear cloudy or discolored immediately after flushing has occurred in the area. If this happens, water customers are advised to run their cold water in their bathtub or utility sink until it runs clear again. It also recommended that water customers avoid doing laundry on the day that flushing is scheduled and for the following 24 hours to avoid potential issues with clothing. 

You can view the Hydrant Flushing schedule in the View from the Curb


2019 Kzoo Parks Activity Guide Now Available

See what Kzoo Parks has planned this year in the 2019 Activity Guide! The guide includes information on the programs offered for youth, recreational sports leagues, park improvements, special events, and more! You can browse the guide below or download a PDF here. Copies are also available at the Kzoo Parks office at Mayors' Riverfront Park and in other City of kalamazoo offices.

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board Seeking Two New Members

The City of Kalamazoo is booming with development and it's an exciting time to be a part of the City's growth! The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority is a huge contributor to economic development and there are two seats opening on the board.


The goal of the BRA is to redevelop areas that are environmentally contaminated, severely blighted, or functionally obsolete, while also creating sustainable jobs and housing opportunities. The Brownfield Board prioritizes these properties and provides incentives for their redevelopment, turning them into something beautiful for our community.

If you are interested in becoming a part of economic development in the City of Kalamazoo, you can apply online or by visiting the City Clerk's Office at City Hall (241 W South Street). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older, be a City of Kalamazoo resident or work/own a business in the city, and must be passionate about our community. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Community Planning & Economic Department at (269) 337-8850 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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