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Director's Water Well Advisory Committee

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Director's Water Well Advisory Committee

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) administers a statewide Water Well Construction Regulation Program that proactively protects ground water aquifers supplying drinking water for approximately half of Michigan's citizens. Authority to administer the program comes from Part 127 of the Public Health Code, Act 368 of 1978, Water Supply and Sewer Systems, and Administrative Rules, more commonly known as the "Michigan Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Code."

The success of the Water Well Construction Regulation Program is greatly enhanced when effective communication with the well drilling industry is maintained and when well drilling contractor experience and expertise is brought to bear upon current issues. The Director's Water Well Advisory Committee is established to serve the department in an advisory capacity, on current issues involving the water well industry including topics such as the state water strategy, water well construction, statute and rule development, and implementation of well construction regulations.

A group of water well industry representatives and allied stakeholders has been assembled. These individuals meet periodically to advise the department on current topics.  If you have a topic that you would like addressed at an upcoming Director's Water Well Advisory Committee meeting, please submit them in writing to EGLE at the Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division's general mailbox EGLE-EH@Michigan.gov.

Contact Information

Sara Pearson
PearsonS@Michigan.gov
517-420-3219

Next Meeting

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June 16, 2022

Members of the Director's Water Well Advisory Committee

  • John Schmitt (S)
  • Adam Tippett (NE)
  • James Welser (SE)
  • Chad Brewer (NW)
  • Michael Wahlfield (SW)
  • Charles (Buddy) Sebastian (MGWA)
  • Erik Kleiman (UP)
  • Daniel Milan (Suppliers)
  • Anthony Drautz (Local Health Departments)
  • Matt Bolang (Local Health Departments)
  • Sara Pearson (EGLE)
  • Laura Doud (MDARD)