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PUBLIC WORKS STAFF

Superintendent
Tom Anthony

Maintenance Technicians
Lonnie Stenger
James Adams
Sewer System

Mattawan’s sewer system is composed of local collector lines, transmission lines and lift stations, and a main pump station with forcemain to Kalamazoo.

Water System

“The Water Distribution system in Mattawan was declared operational in December of 1977. The water system is fed by three wells located at the pumping station. The wells have capacities from 350 to 850 GPM. Line sizes range from 6″” to 16″” in diameter while service leads are either 3/4″” or 1″” in diameter. These wells have two elevated tanks of 300,000 and 250,000 gallons which provides a pressure within the system of approximately 60-90 pounds per square inch.” Please visit our Wellhead web site for more information on drinking water safety.

Streets and Roads Program

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining roughly 20 miles of roadways within the Village. This includes, but is not limited to repairing potholes, painting crosswalks and snow plowing.

Snow Plowing/Street Cleaning

In addition to street maintenance, the Mattawan Public Works Department is also responsible for the removal of snow from the streets throughout the Village. During the winter months, members of the Department are available on a 24-hour basis to ensure the timely removal of snow and/or placement of salt, as conditions warrant. To ensure maximum benefit to all residents, main streets and arteries are the first priority for snow removal and salting, followed by collector streets, residential streets and cul-de-sacs. Residents can assist in the snow removal program by following the following guidelines: According to Village ordinances no motor vehicle may be parked or allowed to remain on Village streets from October to May. Any vehicle in violation of this ordinance shall be considered a traffic hazard, and will be cited. The Village does not service private properties. Names of snow removal contractors are contained in the local phone book directories. All residents and property owners are reminded that it is against State Law to dump snow onto public streets or snow plow across the road.

Street Signs

All signs for Village streets and many of the public signs throughout the Village are made at Rathco sign shop in Kalamazoo, and installed by members of the Public Works Department.

Christmas Tree Pickup

The Mattawan Public Works Department also assists homeowners in the collection of post holiday Christmas trees. Sorry, artificial trees are not acceptable. Since everyone takes down their trees at different times, residents are asked to call Village Hall @668-2128 to be added to the list for pickup. Before taking the tree to the road edge residents are asked to remove all lights, wires, ornaments, tinsel and other decorations. The Department converts the trees into mulch, which is then used throughout the Village.
Yard Waste

State laws prohibit the placement of yard waste in landfills. Accordingly, the Village of Mattawan will collect yard waste on the first Monday of the month beginning April. Paper yard waste bags may be purchased at local retailers. Allowable yard waste includes grass clippings and leaves, but does not include tree branches, roots and other landscape materials.

Brush Pick-up

Brush pick-up in the Village of Mattawan will begin the first Monday in April and will be the first Monday of the month through October
 Note: Any tree or landscaping company that does work in the Village of Mattawan is responsible for disposing of all brush, limbs, and stumps. The Village will NOT pick up any of these items. BRUSH PICKUP will take place on the first Monday of every Month from April -October. The Village will pick up shrubs, bushes, & tree limbs, however the bushes, and shrubs must be cut up with the dirt removed from them. All large branches must be facing one direction and placed at the curb or road edge. ( Note: Please do not place them in the street) If there is a severe storm of high winds the Village of Mattawan may add additional days to this schedule.