Water Quality Inquires,
Water Emergencies:


Water Treatment Plant
300 Marx Drive
New Buffalo, MI 49117

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

Telephone: 269-469-0381
Facsimile: 269-469-7397
waterdept@cityofnewbuffalo.org


Water Billing & Service:


Nancy Mast
Assistant Treasurer
224 W. Buffalo St.
New Buffalo, MI 49117

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
Monday through Friday


Telephone:  269-469-1500
After hours extension: 19
Facsimile:  269-469-7917
nancy@cityofnewbuffalo.org

 


 

Kenneth A. Anderson
Water Superintendent
MI Licenses (F-1; S-1)

Jeffery A. Johnson
Chief Water Plant Operator
MI Licenses (F-3; S-3)

Robert B. Gruener Jr.
Water Plant Operator
MI Licenses (F-2; S-1)

Christopher L. Huston
Water Plant Operator 
MI Licenses (S-4)
and Meter Reader

 


 

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FLUSHING FIRE HYDRANTS


 The City of New Buffalo will be flushing fire hydrants during the remainder of September and the month of October.

 

City water customers may experience discolored or cloudy water. If this occurs,  customers are asked to run their water for 5-10 minutes. If these conditions persist, please contact the City of New Buffalo Water Filtration Plant at (269) 469-0381. 


Revised Water Charges-effective 8/31/17
Please be advised that there will be an increase in water charges due to the Berrien County Tax Assessment that the City has incurred due to the Lighthouse Creek Drain Improvements.  We thank you for your understanding.  If you have any questions, please call the Berrien County Drain Commissioner, Christopher Quattrin, 269-983-7111 x 8633.  
The increases are itemized below: 

Item

Current

Change

New Rate

Cost/1,000 gallon

$3.16

0.25

$3.41

Ready to Serve

$12.02

$2.00/monthly

$14.02

Tap Fees

$1,500/inch

$500.00/inch

$2,000/inch

On/Off Charges

$3.00

$12.00

$15.00

Delinquent On/Off

$50.00

Paid up front

$50.00

All Charges

3% annual increase

NOTICE TO CITY OF NEW BUFFALO WATER CUSTOMERS

The 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports are now available. Copies may be obtained at City Hall, Located at 224 West Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117 during regular business hours or by contacting Ken Anderson, Water Superintendent at (269) 469-0381. This report may also be viewed or downloaded from the City's website at http://www.cityofnewbuffalo.org/waterdept.asp

This report will not be mailed out.


2016 Water Quality Report

Annual Water Quality Reports are updated yearly by the first of July.  A hard copy of the 2016 Water Quality Report is available at City Hall for pick up or feel free to call City Hall at 269-469-1500 and a copy will be mailed to you.  The Water Quality Report for 2016 is as follows:

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For a copy of our Source Water Assessment Report prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey Water Resource Division and the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality, please contact City Hall or the Water Department.

 


 

Congratulations to Water Department

 

Recently Water Superintendent Ken Anderson received the 2016 Water Fluoridation Quality Award for maintaining optimum levels of fluoride in our water system for calendar year 2016.  This award is given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health & Human Services.  We are proud of the continued dedication to providing quality services by our Water Department staff.

 SOM Letter 2014 Fluoridation Award

 

 

New Buffalo: Best Tasting Water!

 

City Water Superintendent Ken Anderson is pleased to announce that the City is the Michigan Section American Water Works Association 2013 Regional Winner of the Water Taste-Off!

 

Congratulations to the whole Water Department team!  Here is Mr. Anderson with the award:

Ken Anderson with the Michigan Section AWWA 2013 Regional Winner Water Taste-off award

 


 
Function

The function of the Water Department is to serve as a public utility by efficiently operating a water filtration plant, water distribution system, and water billing system to provide municipal water in said department's service area, with such water meeting or exceeding State of Michigan standards for quality, and to provide a sufficient quantity of water to meet the City’s goals for (1) fire protection purposes and (2) projected future needs.

 


 

Biography and History

The City of New Buffalo owns and operates a 2.5 million gallon per day Water Treatment Plant that provides water to the citizens of New Buffalo City and portions of New Buffalo Township.

The complete treatment facility went into operation during the summer of 1970, and has been in continuous operation since its inception, using Lake Michigan as source water.

Chemicals added during the treatment process include; Chlorine, used as a disinfectant, Alum (Aluminum Sulfate) as a coagulant, and Fluoride for dental benefits.

The City of New Buffalo Water Treatment Plant maintains a State of Michigan certified microbiological laboratory that tests the drinking water for the City of New Buffalo and additional neighboring community water supplies 365 days per year.

 


 

Annual Pumpage for 2014
 
Average Day:   585,000 Gallons
Maximum Day:  1,003,000 Gallons
Minimum Day:  321,000 Gallons
Total Pumpage:  213,495 Million Gallons

 


 
Water is one of our most valuable resources:  Please Conserve!
 
Water waste at 40 lbs. pressure
A 1/32" leak wastes 170 gallons in 24 hours
A 1/16" leak wastes 970 gallons in 24 hours
A 1/8" leak wastes 3,600 gallons in 24 hours
A 1/4" leak wastes 11,030 gallons in 24 hours
 
So to be safe:
* Check every faucet and toilet for leaks.
Even a slow leak can waste large amounts of water every day.
* Repair leaks immediately.

 

This page last updated on 9/19/2017.

New Buffalo City Hall | 224 W Buffalo St | New Buffalo, MI 49117 | Telephone: 269-469-1500 | City webmail

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