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Information from the City of Springfield
(To Flush or) NOT to Flush
Every neighbor plays a role in preventing sewer backups & overflows

Don’t cause a FOG in our city sewer system

is a liquid or solid material made of mostly fat, oil, or grease. Sources include meat fats, lard, cooking oil, shortening, butter, margarine, food scraps, sauces, and dairy products, to name a few.
FOG is a leading cause of sanitary sewer backups and overflows. These can cause health hazards, damage homes, and threaten the environment. Grease sticks to the inside of our sewer pipes, and eventually blocks the entire pipe.
  • Sanitary sewer systems are designed to handle three waste products — used water, human body waste, and toilet paper.
  • Collect grease in a container and throw it in the trash.
  • Scrape grease and food scraps from plates, pots, utensils, grills, and other places into a can or directly into a trash bag for disposal.
  • Place a trash can in the bathroom to dispose of items like diapers, wipes, and personal hygiene products.
  • Use a backflow prevention device as needed.
  • DON’T pour grease, fats, or cooking oils down the drain.
  • DON’T use the sewer to dispose of food scraps.
  • DON’T use the sewer to dispose of food scraps.
Questions? Call Public Service : (269) 441-9277 or email

All types of wet or dry wipes and all types of butter and grease (including lard, shortening, butter and margarine) should be placed in the trash—NOT in the toilet or down the kitchen drain. All of these drains lead to the same place — our sewer system.

Please DON’T flush:

Medications / vitamins
Baby wipes
Hypodermic needles
Fats, cooking oil
Cloth, rags, towels
Dental floss Diapers
Feminine products
Plastic bags & bottles
Chemicals / solvents
Cigar tips / cigarette butts
Paper towels

2021 Water Quality Report is Available

2021 Water Quality Report is available. If you would like to request a paper copy of this report please call the Finance Office at (269) 965-8014
The report is available for review on the City's website see the digital report.

Calhoun County Lead Abatement Program

LSP is a lead-abatement grant funded by Michigan's Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) administered by the City of Battle Creek. In partnership with Community Action Agency of South-Central Michigan, LSP provides lead-abatement and/or interim controls in qualified residences free of charge (yes, we said "free") to the resident or the property owner and serves all of Calhoun County.
Springfield, MI

Office Hours

Susan L. Anderson Municipal Building
601 Avenue A
Springfield, MI 49037

Phone: (269) 965-2354

Monday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST