In areas where municipal water supply services are not available, homeowners must rely on private wells to provide water that they can use for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing. Wells play a vital role in Michigan, with more than 2.6 million Michigan residents obtaining their water from private drinking water wells.
- Online Well & Septic Records
Search Washtenaw County records online to find important information about your well and/or septic system.
- Applications, Forms and Fees
List of current Environmental Health fee schedules, as well as applications for well and septic permits, soil evaluations, etc.
- Drinking Water Well Basics
Description of well components and recommend maintenance.
Testing Your Well Water for Bacteria
Instructions on testing well water for bacterial contamination.
Disinfecting Your Water Well
Instructions on how to chlorinate your well if your water is contaminated with bacteria.
Water Testing Fees & Services
List of water tests available at Washtenaw County, as well as associated fees.
- "Time of Sale" Program
Information about the Washtenaw County regulation requiring well and septic systems to be inspected before a home is sold.
- Installing a Well in Washtenaw County
Information about the processes, permits, inspections, and fees associated with installing a well in Washtenaw County.
- For More Information
Phone numbers and links to helpful resources.
For more information, please contact Angela Parsons.