Private Residential Wells

Illustration showing a home's underground connection to a water supplyDo You Have a Private Residential Well?

Michigan has over one million private residential wells. These wells serve over 2.6 million people, statewide. That is nearly 30% of Michigan residents!

  • A private residential well supplies water to a single-family home.
  • Water is pumped from groundwater using a water well.

If you have a private well there are things that you should do to monitor your well system and your drinking water to protect your family's health.

How Does the Water Get to Your Home Through a Private Residential Well?

Learn more in this Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) MiEnviroMinute video.


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