About the System
Water Source: Lake Michigan
Capacity: 1,400,000 GPD
Sewer System Type: Galien River Sanitary District
Capacity: 600,000 GPD Surplus
The Bridgman water system was originally constructed between 1927 and 1929. The current Water treatment plant and buried intake were constructed in 1958. The treatment process includes, filtration and chlorination. Chemicals added to the water include chlorine for disinfection, fluoride for dental health, and alum as a primary coagulant. All of our operators are licensed by the State of Michigan as Surface Water Treatment Operators and are required by the state to maintain minimum Continuing Educational Credits.
In 1998, a new federal rule was passed to ensure that customers of community water supplies receive an annual report of drinking water quality. The City is your water supplier and we are pleased to present you with an annual water quality report. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable drinking water source that meets all federal and state requirements. Below are the last several years' reports.