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FAQ: Private Well Owners

A residential home showing a pipe going from a private well to the home
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

FAQ: Private Well Owners

Approximately 25% of Michigan residents get water from a private residential well. If you do not pay for water, you are likely on a private well.

  • Learn more in this MiEnviroMinute video.
  • Maintaining your well and the surrounding area is important for protecting your drinking water and your health. Here
    are Drinking Water Well Maintenance tips on how to maintain your well through regular inspections, testing, and treatment.

  • Work with your local health department to learn about well construction applications, permits, and inspections.