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March 28, 2020 1:56 PM

City reopening & COVID-19 information - English, ASL, Burmese, Español

Pleases see this web page, and its sub-pages, for community information on the COVID-19 pandemic and response, and current city operations, as we begin a gradual reopening on Monday, June 15.

Transit Announcements

5 Alerts
August 18, 2020 6:00 AM

Transit fares resume Sept. 1

Battle Creek Transit will collect fare from riders again starting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with boarding at the front of the vehicles.

Riders who still have multi-ride passes must exchange them for books of individual ride tickets, for any remaining rides...

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June 15, 2020 12:40 PM

5W Fort Custer/VA route on slight detour

Our 5W bus route is on a temporary slight detour today.

Heading inbound the bus is unable to service the bus stop located at Carl Terrace and Dickman Road (across from Sam’s Discount Party Store). The bus stops located on Freedom Lane will still be...

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April 28, 2020 4:18 PM

Transit- Face Masks Required On Buses

Under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's newest executive order (2020-59), face masks are now required in all enclosed public spaces.

Face covering can be any breathable material covering both the nose and the mouth, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or...

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March 27, 2020 1:39 PM

Transit - Temporary Service Change

Starting Saturday, March 28, 2020 service is temporarily suspended for BCGo. This service change will remain in place until further notice.

BCT is still operating our regular bus and Tele-Transit services Monday – Friday from 5:15am until Midnight and...

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March 22, 2020 1:29 PM

Transit COVID-19 Service Change

To further protect our drivers and passengers, BCT is implementing fare-free trips and asking all passengers to board the bus from the rear door. Passengers using mobility aids, such as wheelchairs or walkers, may continue to board at the front with the...

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Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste

2 Alerts
September 17, 2020 9:54 PM

Yard waste delay continues Friday

Those in the city limits with Thursday yard waste pickup - whose items were not picked up today - should leave their containers and bags at the curb.

Waste Management is catching up from delays this week, and expects to have the rest of Thursday...

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Latest Update:

September 18, 2020 2:14 PM

Yard waste pickup was not completed today. WM will have a crew working on Saturday to ensure all yard waste is collected. Please leave your yard wast at the curb if it has not been picked up. Thanks

September 15, 2020 8:20 AM

Yard Waste pick up for Monday, September 14 and Tuesday September 15

September 15, 2020

Due to a personnel shortage, Waste Management was unable to complete yard waste pickup for Monday, September 14, customers. They may also behind for today's yard waste pick up.

If you have Monday or Tuesday service, please leave...

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Latest Update:

September 16, 2020 10:53 AM

Waste Management is still behind picking up yard waste this week. If your yard waste has not been picked up, please leave it at the curb. Waste Management is expecting to have all yard waste completed by end of business on Friday. Thank you.

Water System Information

2 Alerts
September 15, 2020 6:47 AM


Hervir su agua antes de usar

Una parte del sistema de agua de la Ciudad de Battle Creek ha sido cerrado por mejoras o reparaciones. Cuando se reduce la presión de un sistema de agua municipal para permitir que se realicen...

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September 15, 2020 5:57 AM

Boil Water Advisory Carl Terr.

A portion of the City of Battle Creek water system has been shut down for improvements or repairs. Whenever the pressure of a municipal water system is reduced to allow for work to be done on the water...

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Latest Update:

September 16, 2020 8:58 AM



On September 15th, 2020 a portion of the City of Battle Creek water system was advised of the need to boil all tap water used for drinking and cooking. The area involved in this Boil Water Advisory is as follows.

On Carl Terrace between Carl Ave & Carl Ave

The City of Battle Creek has determined it is no longer necessary to use bottled water or boil water before drinking or cooking. Follow-up sampling has confirmed no coliform bacteria are present in the water supply.

For more information, please contact Perry Hart at 269-966-3481 or The City of Battle Creek Verona Pumping Station at 269-966-3493.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.