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  • The Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate continues to work with community partners to identify and address barriers.  Recommendations from communities will be reviewed and may lead to updates to rules, regulations, policies, guidelines, practices, and procedures relating to drinking water quality. 

What's Going on in My Community?

  • As Clean Water partners, connecting our resources at the state, local, and community level is vital to ensure that we provide clean water to Michigan residents. It takes a village. 

    State and local partners work together to identify, monitor, and remediate the many factors that influence water quality including lead and PFAS. The websites below speak to the collaborative efforts between State of Michigan Departments as well as partnerships with our local and community partners. Please review the sites below for drinking water quality resources and information. 

    Community specific recommendations and updates will be available here early Fall 2020.

Drinking Water Throughout the State

  • Mi Lead Safe: Water Supply Lead Results

    View the latest lead testing results for your community water supply.

    By following this link, you will be taken to the MiLeadSafe website.

  • Mi Lead Safe: Drinking Water

    State partners are working together to ensure that Michigan residents have access to comprehensive information on drinking water and lead information.  The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) developed and continue to update the Mi Lead Safe – Drinking Water webpage.  Mi Lead Safe connects people to important information on how lead may get into a water system, as well as what you can do to minimize your exposure.

    By following this link, you will be taken to the MiLeadSafe website.

  • PFAS Statewide Sampling Initiative (Entire Program)

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, are a family of man-made chemicals that have shown health effects on the liver and the immune system. 

    The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART), located within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), was created to investigate sources and locations of PFAS in an effort to protect drinking water and public health. To learn more about PFAS and drinking water, please visit Michigan.gov/PFASResponse.

    By following this link, you will be taken to the MPART website.

Drinking Water in Schools

  • School Drinking Water (for Parents)

    Many schools and child care buildings receive their water from a public water system. The water going into the building must meet State of Michigan requirements for healthy drinking water. However, outdated plumbing within the school may allow unhealthy contaminants, like lead, to get in once water is inside the school.

  • School Drinking Water (for School Administrators/Managers)

    While sampling for lead or other possible drinking water contaminants is not currently required for schools served by a community water system, EGLE is has taken the initiative to provide guidance and tools regarding communication, plumbing assessments, sampling plans and collection, interpretation of results, risk reduction actions, and water moving programs for school personnel. EGLE has a team of experts who will schedule a visit to your school building, at no charge, and help look for lead in the plumbing. EGLE will also set up a water sampling plan and train school staff how to properly collect samples for lead analysis. This is available for a limited time to all public and registered nonpublic schools in Michigan. 

    By following this link, you will be taken to the EGLE website.

  • PFAS Statewide Sampling Initiative: Schools, Child Care Providers, and Michigan Head Start Program

    These are testing results from the statewide sampling initiative for Michigan schools on their own private well. If a school is not listed, it may be serviced by municipal water. If you are not sure where a school gets its drinking water, contact a school administrator.

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, are a family of man-made chemicals that have shown health effects on the liver and the immune system. 

    The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART), located within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), was created to investigate sources and locations of PFAS in an effort to protect drinking water and public health. To learn more about PFAS and drinking water, please visit Michigan.gov/PFASResponse.

    By following this link, you will be taken to the MPART website.