The Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, 1976 PA 399, as amended, and Administrative Rules (Act), require that all sources of water for water bottling operations (a well tapping a subsurface aquifer, a flowing artesian well, a surface spring, lake/river water, etc.) must be approved by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Environmental Health Section, Noncommunity and Private Drinking Water Supplies Unit, prior to distribution or sale of the bottled water products in Michigan. Source water approval and bottled water registration are required for bottling plants located in the state of Michigan. The application for source water approval applies only to those that are located in Michigan. Bottled water registration is required for bottled water products packaged out-of-state.
Source approval is the first step in securing approval to distribute or sell bottled water products in Michigan. Information on how to obtain source approval is outlined in the attached document and application. Additional information and application for DEQ Source Water Approval can be found at the Bottled Water Source Approval Application.
Revised July 2014