A significant number of local residents and businesses obtain their drinking water by means of groundwater wells. Properly locating, constructing, maintaining, and monitoring groundwater wells is critical to the prevention of waterborne illnesses.
The Environmental Health Division evaluates proposed well locations and issues well construction permits for family dwellings and small businesses. Once a permit is obtained, an applicant may enlist a registered well driller to install the well. Registered well drillers are required to construct wells in accordance with Michigan’s Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Code, Part 127, Act 368 of P.A. 1978, as amended, and rules.
The following services are part of the Environmental Health Division’s water supply program:
- Well Water Testing Advisory
- Raw Land/Building Site Evaluations
- Replacement/Repair Well Evaluations
- Well Construction Permitting
- Existing Water Supply Inspections
- Water Sample Tracking
- Well Log and Abondoned Well Tracking
- Non-Community Public Water Supply (Special Program)
If you have any specific questions regarding these services, or have an environmental health concern, please contact your nearest office location. Immediate concerns should be directed to (906) 482-7382, Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm (EST). Information on fees for environmental health services can be found in the Environmental Health Fee Schedule.