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Shared Residential Well Water

Illustration of a type 3 public water supply. Shows a duplex with each unit connected to a water well via an underground supply line.

Shared Residential Well Water

Do you have shared residential well water?

  • If you live in a small apartment complex, duplex, or something similar, and you are not connected to a type 1 community public water supply (city/community residential water), you may be on shared residential well water supplied by a type 3 public water supply.
  • A type 3 public water supply provides water to more than one single family home but not as many homes as a type 1 community public water supply.
  • The property owner is responsible for the well.
  • The water provided typically comes from groundwater through a water well.

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If you have questions, please contact the MDHHS Drinking Water Hotline at 844-934-1315.