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Learn About Drinking Water in Michigan

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Learn About Drinking Water in Michigan

Knowing about the water that you drink can be important to your overall health. This page contains information and resources to help you answer questions you may have about your drinking water quality. 

You may also be interested in learning more about our Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division, or the Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate. Created through Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-06, the Office primarily serves as a resource and facilitator of communication between other offices, state agencies, community partners, and the public in issues related to drinking water. 

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How does water get to my home?

Water is supplied to your home from either a public water supply or a private well. It’s important to determine how your water is supplied in order to understand how your water quality is monitored and who to contact when you need help.

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Who regulates my water quality?

EGLE regulates the public water supplies to ensure that they are complying with state and federal requirements to provide clean water to Michigan residents. Local health departments are the primary regulatory agencies with respect to residential wells.

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Common water concerns and solutions

We have developed this page to help you identify the most common drinking water quality issues and solutions when you’re connected to a public water supply, though some content may apply to private wells, too.

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Where can I find information about my water quality?

To learn more, contact your public water supplier for their Annual Water Quality Report also known as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) or your local health department if you have a private residential well.

How can I get my drinking water tested?

If you have concerns regarding your water quality, you can request testing through the EGLE laboratory, your local health department, or you can contact a private lab.

The EGLE lab offers testing services which include all physical, chemical, and microbiological testing procedures currently used for this purpose by state and local water supply programs.

Report a Drinking Water Concern

If you still have a concern about your drinking water, find more information or report a concern via the Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate’s Drinking Water Concern System

The online drinking water concern system was developed to provide Michigan residents with an additional channel to submit their water quality concerns to EGLE or their Local Health Department (LHD). Michigan residents can submit their water quality concerns using a mobile device or computer.

Additional Resources

Lead in Drinking Water

Mi Lead Safe connects people to important information on how lead may get into a water system, as well as what you can do to minimize your exposure.

PFAS in Drinking Water

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) was created to investigate sources and locations of PFAS in an effort to protect drinking water and public health.

School Drinking Water

Outdated plumbing within the school may allow unhealthy contaminants, like lead, to get in once water is inside the school.