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MICHIGAN’S WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM. Act 190 P.A. 1889. Set limits on flowing well discharges. Act 98 P.A. 1913. State health department is given control over Community supplies. 1920’s. Michigan legislature considered well drilling licensing. 1929.

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act 190 p a 1889
Act 190 P.A. 1889

Set limits on flowing well discharges

act 98 p a 1913
Act 98 P.A. 1913
  • State health department is given control over Community supplies
1920 s
1920’s
  • Michigan legislature considered well drilling licensing.
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1929
  • Michigan Well Drillers Association was established.
    • Considered Well Driller Licensing
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1937
  • Michigan Board of Water Well Drillers
  • was established
1940 s
1940’s
  • Voluntary standards were established with cooperation among:
    • Michigan Well Drillers’ Association
    • Michigan Department of Health
    • Michigan Department of Conservation
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1941
  • Non specific regulations on non-municipal public water supplies.
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1949
  • MDH bulletin: “Ground Water Supplies for Homes and Small Institutions”
    • Health aspects
    • GW pollution
    • GW flow direction
    • Isolation distances
    • Well depths
    • Types of wells
    • Springs
    • Pumps
    • Well seals
    • Frost pits
    • Water analyses
1950 s and 1960 s
1950’s and 1960’s
  • Some county permit provisions were established
1966 and 1967
1966 and 1967

Private Water Supplies

  • Ground Water Quality Control Act passed in 1966.
  • Ground Water Quality Control Rules effective on February 14, 1967.
1976 1978
1976 - 1978

Public Water Supplies

  • Safe Drinking Water Act passed in 1976.
  • SDWA Rules effective in 1978.
well construction program
Well Construction Program
  • Administers Well Drilling Contractor and Pump Installation Contractor registration program
  • Provides technical assistance to well drilling contractors, local health department staff, and general public
  • Provides training to local health departments and well drilling and pump installation contractors
well construction program14
Well Construction Program
  • Performs annual evaluations of LHD well permitting/inspection programs.
  • Administers Wellogic, the program that allows contractors to submit well logs electronically.
  • Initiates escalated enforcement actions to suspend or revoke Certificates of Registration when a pattern of noncompliance exists.
  • Evaluates water well components pursuant to Michigan Well Code.
michigan s drinking water supply program
Michigan’s Drinking Water Supply Program

Incorporates a preventive public health strategy to ensure that newly installed water well systems are safe and reliable

Proper and sanitary well construction is the key to a safe water supply!

michigan s drinking water supply program16
Michigan’s Drinking Water Supply Program

Administered as a joint effort between Michigan’s local health departments (LHD) and the DEQ.

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42

KEWEENAW

31

HOUGHTON

66

7

ONTONAGON

27

BARAGA

52

48

2

17

GOGEBIC

MARQUETTE

IRON

LUCE

SCHOOLCRAFT

36

ALGER

CHIPPEWA

75

DICKINSON

49

22

DELTA

MACKINAC

21

55

EMMET

MENOMINEE

24

16

71

PRESQUE ISLE

15

CHEBOYGAN

CHARLEVOIX

69

60

4

5

45

ANTRIM

ALPENA

OTSEGO

MONTMORENCY

LEELANAU

40

20

68

1

28

10

GRAND

ALCONA

OSCODA

KALKASKA

CRAWFORD

BENZIE

TRAVERSE

51

83

72

65

35

57

IOSCO

OGEMAW

MANISTEE

WEXFORD

MISSAUKEE

ROSCOMMON

6

53

43

67

18

26

ARENAC

32

LAKE

GLADWIN

MASON

CLARE

OSCEOLA

9

HURON

54

37

56

64

62

BAY

79

74

MIDLAND

ISABELLA

MECOSTA

OCEANA

NEWAYGO

TUSCOLA

59

29

73

61

SANILAC

MUSKEGON

SAGINAW

GRATIOT

MONTCALM

25

44

77

70

41

34

19

76

ST CLAIR

LAPEER

GENESEE

50

SHIAWASSEE

CLINTON

IONIA

OTTAWA

KENT

33

47

63

3

8

23

MACOMB

OAKLAND

LIVINGSTON

EATON

BARRY

ALLEGAN

INGHAM

39

13

38

81

82

80

WAYNE

VAN BUREN

KALAMAZOO

WASHTENAW

CALHOUN

JACKSON

11

14

78

12

30

46

58

BERRIEN

CASS

BRANCH

ST JOSEPH

HILLSDALE

MONROE

LENAWEE

44 LHDs SERVING MICHIGAN’S 83 COUNTIES

Local Health Departmentsin the State of Michigan

Benzie-Leelanau

Barry-Eaton

Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph

Central Michigan

Delta-Menominee

District #2

District #4

District #10

Greater Thumb

Iron-Dickinson

LMAS

Mid-Michigan

Northwest Michigan

Van Buren-Cass

Western Upper Peninsula

drinking water supply program funding at lhd s
DRINKING WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM FUNDING AT LHD’S

Local Health Department

State of Michigan

$TATE FUND$ FROM ANNUAL APPROPRIATION BY STATE LEGISLATURE

state lhd committee consensus
State/LHD Committee Consensus

LHD’s must comply with the Minimum Program Requirements (MPR) to receive state funding

state lhd well code implementation
Standardization of Inspections

Improved Communication with Local Health Departments

Complaint Investigation and Enforcement by Local Agency

Reduction of Competition from Unregistered Contractors

State/LHD Well Code Implementation

BENEFITS TO WELL DRILLING INDUSTRY

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MPRs require LHDs to do the following:* Issue permits* Inspect wells* Investigate complaints* Investigate contamination sites* Approve water supply systems
lhd final approvals
LHD Final Approvals
  • Approved water well & pump record
  • Safe coliform bacteria sample
  • Inspection of the water supply system

LHDs may require more extensive sampling depending on local conditions.

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Local code requirements may be more stringent than state code requirements.
  • Isolation distances
  • Water sampling
  • Land Division Act - subdivisions

Permits in areas of groundwater contamination may also have more stringent permit conditions.

contact the lhd
Contact the LHD
  • For questions regarding:
  • permit requirements
  • well locations & deviations
  • flowing wells
  • water well records
  • water sampling & quality
  • water supply inspections
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