Well Permits & Evaluations
The Environmental Health program maintains records for on-site water supply wells dating back to the 1950s. Individuals with questions about their well construction and water quality should call 231-724-6208.
Muskegon County has had minimum installation standards in place for on-site well water supplies since 1956. Improperly located and/or constructed supplies are known to cause disease outbreaks and are at high risk for contamination. A permit is required for new drinking water well installation and major repairs to existing wells.
- Water Supply and Sewer Systems (Part 127 of Public Health Code)
- Well Construction Code Administrative Rules (PDF)
- Type II - Application and Permit to Install Water Supply Facilities (PDF)
- Well and/or Sewage Treatment System Permit Application (PDF)
Need to consult with an Environmental Health Officer? Staff have office hours from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Other times are available by appointment. Call 231-724-6208.
Existing Well Supply Evaluations
Existing well supply evaluations are available for a fee. The evaluation is desirable for prospective buyers of a property utilizing a well water supply to ensure it is in good working order. This includes evaluation of the well for:
- Age (to ensure the materials are acceptable for contact with potable water/drinking water),
- Capacity of the water supply, and
- Water quality (water samples may be collected for bacteriological, partial chemical, and lead analysis).
- Well - Water Quality - Septic Evaluation Application (PDF)
- Well - Water Quality - Septic Evaluation Application Instructions (PDF)
- Well - Water Quality - Septic Evaluation Supplemental Report Application (PDF)
For more information, call Environmental Health at 231-724-6208.