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Private Water Supply (Well) Permit

Required permit for installation of on-site water supply (well) systems. Permit fee must be paid at time of application. Application is available below or at each county office.  For more information call the following:

Branch County 517-279-9561 x 106
Hillsdale County 517-437-7395 x 111
St. Joseph County 269-273-2161 x 233

Application for Private Water Supply Permit
Application for Commercial Water Supply Permit
Water Well and Pump Installation Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions about Flooded Wells

Well Water Testing and Interpreting Your Results

Program to evaluate drinking water quality through laboratory analysis to detect chemical and/or bacteriological contamination. Sample collection kits available at each county office.

Coliform and Nitrates - interpreting Test results

All Other Water Tests

If you are interested in testing your well water for compounds other than coliform bacteria and the partial chemical screening test, please contact the Environmental Health office in your county to discuss what is available.  Some of the more common additional water tests that are performed include:

  • Arsenic

  • Lead

  • Metals

  • Volatile Organic Compounds

The testing fees vary for these water tests and sampling containers may need to be ordered. 

Environmental Health Services Fees

State Licensed Well Drillers

570 N. Marshall Rd
Coldwater, MI  49036

517-279-9561
20 Care Drive
Hillsdale, MI 49242

517-437-7395
1110 Hill St.
Three Rivers, MI  49093

269-273-2161
 
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