Before construction of a private or type III public water well, or making extensive changes to an existing well, a person must provide District Health Department #2 (DHD2) with a Notification/Permit Form describing the intended water well location and construction. The Notification/Permit Form must be purchased, completed and then submitted to DHD2 for approval at least four (4) business days in advance of well construction.
A. Private (Residential)
On-site water wells that serve water for consumption and house hold use to private homes
Type I -Community Water Supplies
These community water supplies serve municipalities and groups of homes where there are 15 or more living units. They are regulated by the MDNRE.
These non-community water supplies serve 25 or more persons 60 days a year, or locations where there are 15 or more service connections.
Type III Public Water Supplies
This type of public supply comprises all public water supplies that are not Type I or Type II Public Water Supplies.
A. Other Wells:
DHD2 regulates other types of water wells such as industrial wells, test wells, dewatering wells, geothermal wells, and irrigation wells
These types of systems are permitted in unusual situations when water wells are not able to be drilled. Plans must be submitted to the Health Department for approval prior to construction.