Water Testing

Drinking water


The Health Department is no longer able to hand out any water sampling bottles.

The Health Department does not have a laboratory on site and will not send out any samples, please see a list of approved labs at the link below.

Link to Certified Drinking Water Laboratories

There are over 60 tests which can be performed during the testing, and should receive results from the DEQ Laboratory within 3-10 business days. Contact the local lab at 517-335-8184 or review the DEQ website for further information on drinking water including the current fees, order forms, how to read test results and local certified testing labs: https://www.michigan.gov/egle/about/organization/Remediation-and-Redevelopment/laboratory/drinking-water


Type II Wells

Noncommunity Water Supply

What is a Type II well? A type II well is a water system that provides water for drinking or potable purposes to 25 or more persons at least 60 days per year or has 15 or more service connections.

Review the DEQ website for additional noncommunity water supply information including fees, violation history, history of safe drinking water and more:  http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3313_3675_3692---,00.html   

If you have a Type II well and need to order nitrate/nitrite and bacteriology testing bottles please call the DEQ Laboratory at 517-335-8184 to have tests shipped directly to your address.  If you have any questions about frequency of testing please call our office to talk to the Type II Coordinator.

Want to learn how to properly take your sample for your Type II establishment? Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASa6QnT6wdc