Public Works Media

Get to know more about some of the divisions in our Department of Public Works with the materials below! 

  • We've got information sheets with facts and more information about what our crews are doing when you see them out and about.
  • Check out the photo slide shows below to see our crews in action, as well as some of the fun projects we're doing in the community!
  • Visit the 2016 National Public Works Week playlist on our YouTube channel for some great videos of our crews.
  • Questions? Contact us at or speak to Public Works staff directly by calling 269-966-3343.

2019 - It Starts Here!

  1. DPW
  2. Water, Ken
  3. Streets, Marty
  4. Environment, Lizzy
  5. Sewer, Cathy
  6. Engineering, Kurt
  7. Waste Water, Sarah
  8. Waste Water, Duncan

2018 - The Power of Public Works

  1. Water Distribution
  2. Records
  3. Engineering
  4. Fleet Services
  5. Water Meter Shop
  6. Water
  7. Field Services
  8. Sewer Collection
  9. Sign Shop

Reuben - Water Division

Meet Reuben West! 

Reuben has worked with us less than three years in the Water Division. Before that, he worked in residential construction.

Reuben helps maintain fire hydrants, water valves, and water services across the city; looks for leaks in the water system; and repairs water main breaks.
This day, he was working with a crew at West Michigan Avenue and Broadway Boulevard, replacing a hydrant dating to the 1930s or '40s.

Hydrant maintenance is a job Reuben enjoys, because there's always something needed to maintain them, and it's above-ground work that's visible to neighbors. Underground, there are 450 miles of drinking water distribution lines.

2017 - Plow Painting

The City of Battle Creek, City of Springfield, and Battle Creek and Lakeview elementary schools collaborated in 2017 on a project to paint city snow plow blades.

Five schools participated with paintings of their choice. Our neighbors and visitors can check out the blades during the summer at our Department of Public Works, 150 S. Kendall St.

Vote for your favorite in our fun, online poll! --> Plow Painting 2017 poll

2016 - Public Works Connects Us

  1. Fleet Services
  2. Signs & Signals
  3. DPW Records
  4. Water & Sewer
  5. Field Services