Be Well Informed

Understanding My Laboratory Results

Be Well Informed (BWI) is an online tool hosted by United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that allows you to enter your water quality lab results and obtain information regarding any contaminant concentrations that exceed Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) or federal standards or guidelines that exist for public drinking water. The tool also provides information about any potential health risks and recommended water treatment options.

Michigan Be Well Informed Instructions

Access the Michigan BWI tool.

  1. A Be Well Informed Water Analysis Tool data entry form will open for the entering your drinking water analysis results.
  2. Fill in each result and double-check the unit of measurement to make sure it matches the units reported for your lab result. Leave results boxes blank for any results you do not have.
  3. Click the Submit button.
  4. The Results from the Michigan EGLE Be Well Informed Guide will open. Scroll to review. You may create a PDF file copy of this report by clicking the Adobe Acrobat pdf icon directly below the report title.
  5. There is also a "State/Tribe Resources" menu item at the top of the data entry page where you may obtain links to information relevant to private well owners.

Contact Information

For questions or concerns regarding your water quality, please contact your local health department (LHD). Contact information can be found on the Guide to LHD Staff.

For questions regarding water well construction, contact the EGLE staff member for your region from the from the Well Construction Program coverage map.

Additional Information

Please visit EGLE's Michigan.gov/WaterWellConstruction for more information and available online services.