Well & Septic

For information on connecting an existing residence or building to public water and/ or sewer or contact  Carrie Freeland in the Department of Public Works (586) 786-0010 extension 221 or by email.

DRINKING WELL WATER


Wells are under the jurisdiction of Macomb County Health Department. A significant segment of Macomb County's residents and small businesses  rely on wells for their drinking water supply. Proper design, installation, maintenance and monitoring of drinking water wells is critical to the prevention of water-related diseases.

If you have any questions, call Macomb County Health Department at (586) 469-5236, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm or by email.

Additional Resources: Department of Environmental Quality, and Environmental Protection Agency

SEPTIC SYSTEMS

Septic systems are under the jurisdiction of Macomb County Health Department. A significant portion of Macomb County relies on septic systems for sewage disposal. Proper design, installation, and maintenance is critical for the prevention of water pollution and communicable diseases caused by human waste.

To address these issues the Macomb County Health Department conducts the following services:              
  •  Evaluation of proposed building sites               
  •  Conduct soil evaluations ("perc" tests)                  
  •  Issue septic system permits          
  •  Conduct inspections of septic systems        
  •  Investigate complaints of failing systems or improper sewage disposal        

These services are provided for both single family dwellings and commercial or industrial buildings that generate less than 10,000 gallons of sewage per day. Sites that generate between 10,000 and 20,000 gallons of sewage per day are required to obtain permits from both the local health department and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

If you have any questions, call Macomb County Health Department at (586) 469-5236, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm or by email.

(SOURCE: www.macombcountymi.gov, 2014/04/24)