Type II Water Supply

Sanitarian inspecting Type II facility A Noncommunity Water Supply (otherwise known as a "Type II") is a water system that provides water for drinking or household purposes to 25 or more persons at least 60 days per year or has 15 or more service connections. A few examples are schools, restaurants, churches, campgrounds, industries and highway rest stops with their own water supply.

In 1974, out of concern for the quality of water we drink, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act giving the US EPA responsibility for establishing and enforcing drinking water quality standards nationwide. The Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act (Act 399) was enacted in 1976 and requires all Type II facilities to collect water samples for specific parameters, and at specific intervals. For more information, visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Type II Water Supply Permit

Apply for this permit if you intend to install a Noncommunity Water Supply (otherwise known as a "Type II"), consisting of a water system that provides water for drinking or household purposes to 25 or more persons at least 60 days per year or has 15 or more service connections. A few examples are schools, restaurants, churches, campgrounds, industries and highway rest stops with their own water supply.

Type II Water Sampling Program

Safe water is your responsibility as a public water operator, but we can make it easier for you. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW) offers contractual services to conduct the necessary assessments required by the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) and collect water samples to assure compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. Below are the options offered by HDNW:

Level 2 Assessment + Annual Sampling ($360)
o   A Level 2 (L2) assessment conducted by the Health Department (required for annual monitoring)
o   Annual Bacteriological monitoring
o   Annual Partial Chemical monitoring
o   Any necessary follow-up sampling (facility to pay additional lab costs)

Quarterly Sampling ($360)
o   Startup Bacteriological Sampling (seasonal only)
o   Quarterly Bacteriological monitoring
o   Annual Partial Chemical monitoring
o   Any necessary follow-up sampling (facility to pay additional lab costs)

Level 2 (L2) Assessments for Non-Transient Facilities only ($210)
o   Sampling conducted by Certified Operator

If you have any questions regarding your monitoring requirements, contact Scott Kendzierski at 231-547-7651.