Kalamazoo hosting public hearing tonight on proposed $18.5 million Water Reclamation Plant upgrade

Hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

The City of Kalamazoo will be holding a public hearing regarding a proposed project plan to upgrade the Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant. The public hearing will be held tonight, Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 120 Roberson St. in Kalamazoo.

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF) Project Plan includes new safety handrails, secondary clarifier updates, telemetry and SCADA upgrades, arc flash mitigation, biosolids scrubbers, biosolids bunker improvements, and hydrogen peroxide injection.

The estimated cost for the project is expected to be $18,500,000. The city says that there are no anticipated public impacts due to the project taking place at the Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant. The city is taking steps to prevent soil erosion and sedimentation from the project sites.

The CWSRF Program is administered by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy with the purpose of protecting and improving water quality.

Copies of the proposed project plan are available for review by the public at the Kalamazoo City Hall (241 W South St, Kalamazoo). The city is also providing online links for residents to review and comment on the proposed project.