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After the Site Evaluation, the next step in the process is the application for a water system construction permit. Once a complete application has been submitted, approved, and the appropriate fees paid, construction of the system can start. Final inspection of well construction is performed on at least 10% of all wells permitted.

Below are relevant documents to assist in the construction of a private water well:

Water Supply Program Fee Schedule

Directory of Michigan Registered Well Drillers

Additional Well Construction Resources:

Consumer’s Guide to Hiring a Well Contractor

Water Well Equipment — Approved List

Your New Water Well

Insects in Your Water Well

Resources for Water Wells & Potential Sources of Contamination