Welcome to the City of Newaygo, Michigan
On the Banks of the Muskegon River
Nature has influenced Newaygo since before 100 B.C. when Indian tribes like the Hopewell and Ottawa flourished here, hunting, fishing, and trapping the landscape.
There are many legends and stories about the name chosen for Newaygo. It is believed it was derived from an Indian brave, Nah-way-gon, who had a reputation for bravery and strength, and was known for his courage on the battlefield.
We're glad you are interested in our community. Please contact City Hall with any questions. We are happy to help.
Wellhead Protection Area
Most residents within the City limits get water from the City's water system, which is supplied from ground wells. It only takes a small amount of pollutants to contaminate an aquafer, which is the ground water the City and many non-City residents draw their drinking water from. It is everyone's responsibility to properly manage, store and dispose of hazardous substances so that the citizens of the community can save on high costs associated with groundwater cleanup or replacement of contaminated wells.
Ways to protect groundwater:
- Educate others about sensitive areas around public water supply wells. See map for wellhead protection areas.
- Plug unused or abandoned water wells.
- Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly.
- Repair auto leaks.
- Dispose of household hazardous waste, used auto fluids (antifreeze, oil, etc.), tires and batteries at designated collection or recycling locations.
- Clean up after your pets and properly manage livestock waste.
- Make sure septic system is functioning properly.
- Use a commercial car wash rather than washing your car at home.
- Sweep up yard debris rather than hosing down areas. Compost or recycle yard waste when possible.
- Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors. Properly dispose of excess paints through a household hazardous wase collection program.
- Sweep up and properly dispose of construcion debris.
- The City has developed a wellhead protection program. Click here for general info.
- Where does drinking water come from?
- How to conserve water
- Abandoned wells - plug them to protect drinking water
- Lawn and garden maintenance practices to protect drinking water
- Keep your home safe to protect your health and environment
- Maintain your septic system to protect drinking water
- Properly dispose of pharmaceutical drugs to protect the environment
- Keep items out of storm drains to protect waterways
- Construction sites and stormwater management
- Preventing Groundwater Contamination (including waste reduction tips for businesses)
- Each year the County of Newaygo sponsors a hazardous waste collection. It typically takes place in June. The drop off site for the hazardous waste is usually at the Road Commission building on M20 just west of M37 in White Cloud. Call 231-689-7225 for more info or visit the following website:
- Oil change places will often collect used motor vehicle oils, including transmission oil and brake fluid. They typically will collect antifreeze as well. A local collection site for Newaygo is the Supercare Quick Lube, located at 220 Adams Street, Newaygo, MI 49337. (231) 652-2462
- Some hardware stores (i.e. Lowes, Home Depot, Menards) will collect flourescent lights and other items.
- Goodwill stores will recycle computer components and small electronics.
- Search online for places that will recycle cell phones.
Wellhead Protection Publications
Police Department Survey
The Newaygo Police Department would like you to take a brief survey. Please Click here to start the survey.
Youth Self-Defense Class
The City of Newaygo Police Department is holding a Youth Self-Defense class on Friday December 2, 2016. There is no charge for this class. Youth from the ages of 5-12 are welcome to attend. Class is limited to 25 children, please register ahead of time.
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Place: Newaygo Fitness Club 8843 Mason Dr., Newaygo MI.
Parents are welcome to use the Newaygo Fitness Club’s facilities during the hour your kids are in the self-defense class free of charge. Please remember to dress appropriately if you are going to use the facilities at the fitness club.
Parents/Guardians are required to sign a permission slip for your child to attend the class. The permission slips will be available at the class. Parents/Guardians are required to remain on the premises if child is under the age of 8.
For further information or to register for the class please call: 231-652-1655 x 214.
How May We Help?
City of Newaygo
28 State Road
Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Phone (231) 652-1657
Monday through Friday, 7:30a-4:00p
Emergency: Phone 911