Village of Mattawan
The mission of the Village of Mattawan government is to provide public services in an effective and efficient manner and to improve the quality of life for all of the residents and visitors in our community.

Mattawan is located on the eastern border of Van Buren County, easily accessed off of I-94. It’s local economy is supported by a strong manufacturing base, including plastic products and pharmaceutical research & development. Its proximity to the Kalamazoo area just 7 miles away also lends to its economic support. The Village offers small-town charm in the downtown area, which features a shady city park on one side of the main street area and a row of unique shops and eating establishments on the other.
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What are PFAS?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s. PFOA and PFOS have been the most extensively produced and studied of these chemicals. Both chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and they can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.

The Village of Mattawan's water system has undergone PFAS testing.   We will release the information as soon as it becomes available.

The Van Buren County Drain Commissioner's Office currently has a pipe that sits across the road on Main Street near French Road.  This pipe is pumping water to elevate high water levels in the Bob-O-Link pond, and other areas near there.      We DO NOT know how long this pipe will remain in the roadway.  The Drain Commissioner is working on a permanent solution for the water issues.   We ask for continued patience during this time.  Should you have any concerns or questions regarding this project you may call the Drain Commissioner's office at 269-657-8241


Michigan Rural Water Board President

I am Tom Anthony the Village of Mattawan’s Public Works Superintendent for the last 19 years and as of the end of the Michigan Rural Water Conference in March of 2017 I was elected the new Michigan Rural Water Board President.  I have been in the Water and Sewer industry for 28 years and have had the opportunity to work in Surface Water Treatment, Well Water Treatment, Distribution and Sanitary Collection Systems.  I currently hold an S1, D2 and F3 State Certifications.  Michigan Rural Water Association (MRWA) is made up of communities in Michigan with a population under 10,000 with at least a water system.  The goal of MRWA is to help train and mentor community system operators and also keep community leaders informed of pending legislation and rule changes that will affect their water and sewer operations.  

In Mattawan we are a Public Works Department of 4 that maintains 21 miles of road, 2 iron removal water plants, distribution system, sewer collection with 7 lift stations, parks and building and grounds. 

Full Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participation gin or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived form a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).  Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.