EGLE has primary enforcement authority in Michigan for the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act under the legislative authority of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. As such, EGLE has regulatory oversight for all public water supplies, including approximately 1,400 community water supplies and 10,000 noncommunity water supplies. The program regulates the water well drilling industry. Michigan has nearly (1.12 million) households served by private wells, with approximately 15,000 domestic wells drilled each year. EGLE also investigates drinking water well contamination, and oversees remedial activities at sites of groundwater contamination affecting drinking water wells.
Coming soon in the Local Leaders Webinar Series:How Drinking Water Systems Work and How EGLE Regulates ThemWed, Oct 23, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Do you know where your community’s drinking water comes from and how it safely gets to where it needs to go? It can vary from house-to-house or from your downtown to the outskirts. Providing drinking water to residents and businesses in your community is a vital function of local government. It’s important for local leaders to have an understanding of their community’s drinking water infrastructure and how it’s regulated. In this webinar, EGLE’s Drinking Water and Environmental Health Director will explain the basics of how a community drinking water system works and the regulations that affect your drinking water system. It will include information on recent regulatory changes and how they will affect your community.
Who Should Attend: Michigan local officials and community leaders who want to learn more about community drinking water systems and how they are regulated.
- Michigan.gov/MILeadSafe: information on lead exposure and drinking water testing results
- EGLE Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
- Operator Training and Certifications
- EGLE Drinking Water Laboratory
- Other Certified Drinking Water Laboratories
- Public Swimming Pools
- Drinking Water Revolving Fund
- School Drinking Water Training Program
- PFAS Response Website