Health Department of Northwest Michigan

Type II Water Supply

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 website

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.

EH Application (with instructions) [PDF File]
Peak Demands Worksheet [PDF File]

Note: You must also fill out an application for the DEQ:
DEQ Application for Type II Water Supply Installation [External Link]

Type II Water Sampling Program

Safe water is your responsibility, but we can make it easier for you. Health Department of Northwest Michigan offers a quarterly and annual sample collection service. We have a plan for each type of facility:

Annual Sampling
› 1 Bacteriological Test per year
› 1 Partial Chemical Test per year
› $200.00 per facility per year

Quarterly Sampling
› 1 Bacteriological Test per quarter
› 1 Partial Chemical Test per quarter
› $350.00 per facility per year

Seasonal Sampling
› 2 Bacteriological samples prior to opening
› 1 Partial Chemical sample prior to opening
› 1 additional Bacteriological sample the following quarter
› $320.00 per facility per year

Type II Water Sampling Brochure and Authorization Form [PDF File]


Links of Interest

NEW! 2014 Fee Schedule - Chx, Antrim, Emmet counties [PDF File]
NEW! 2014 Fee Schedule - Otsego county [PDF File]

District Sanitary Codes:
Antrim, Charlevoix, and Otsego Counties [PDF File]
Emmet County [PDF File]
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