Michigan Drinking Water regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Drinking Water: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 325.1001 to 325.1023

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Public water supply types: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 325.10501 to 325.10506

Operator certification: MAC r. 325.11901 to 325.11918

Cross-connections: MAC r. 325.11401 to 325.11407

Water hauling: MAC r. 325.12401 to 325.12408

Licensing of haulers: MAC r. 325.13501 to 325.12510

Bottled water: MAC r. 325.12601 to 325.12606

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Bureau

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan has received primacy from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). See the national section DRINKING WATER for additional information about SDWA requirements.

The state has adopted the federal maximum contaminant levels for state drinking water standards under authority

of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. The state generally follows other federal rules for drinking water, but has some additional requirements for inspections, monitoring, operator certification, water hauling equipment and licenses, laboratory certification, and bottled water.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) also has regulations for protecting drinking water sources from groundwater contamination and for the construction and location of water wells. For additional information, see the state section GROUNDWATER.

Administration and enforcement. In Michigan, DEQ's Water Bureau is responsible for enforcing drinking water ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements