September 5, 2023

Michigan Free Well Water Testing

A $5 million appropriation made by the Michigan Legislature in 2022 PA 166, as amended, establishes free private well testing for Michigan residents who rely upon private wells as their source of drinking water. This testing offers residents an opportunity to receive no cost water sampling for the most common water quality concerns.

Your well was required to be tested when it was first installed, but what about after that? You are the owner of your water system, and it is your responsibility to protect your drinking water quality and the groundwater source.

Standard water quality concerns for private wells include coliform bacteria, nitrate, nitrite, fluoride, chloride, sulfate, sodium, hardness, and metals like aluminum, antimony, arsenic, boron, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, iron, manganese, mercury, selenium, uranium, and zinc.

More information can be found here