The City’s Water Filtration Plant draws its source water from Lake Michigan. This is a very desirable source of supply for the water treatment process. The Plant is a conventional treatment facility with a capacity of 25.2 million gallons per day (MGD).
The complete treatment process includes coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, and filtration to remove suspended material from the Lake Michigan water. Disinfection is achieved with the application of chlorine in the form of sodium hypochlorite. The Plant practices fluoridation in accordance with State of Michigan guidelines.
The Plant supplies potable water to the City of Muskegon Heights. The Plant staff takes great pride in producing and providing a clean, pure, and aesthetically pleasing water supply free of harmful bacteria to protect the public health. Additionally, to provide an adequate supply of water for fire protection and economic growth.