Michigan's Drinking Water Toolkit
Use this resource to help you learn the basics about your drinking water system, how to troubleshoot problems with your water, and the questions to ask about water safety and affordability in your home and hometown.
Start the Drinking Water Toolkit
The Drinking Water Toolkit can help to answer questions about your drinking water. The first thing you need to know is where your water comes from!
First: Choose Your Source
Your water either comes from a public utility or from a private well.
How Do I Know?
If you pay a monthly water bill or are in most urban areas, choose Public Utility.
If you have a pressure tank in your basement, crawl space, or utility closet, or are in most rural areas, choose Private Well.
Hint: Some rural areas are served by Public Utilities, while a few homes in urban areas do use Private Wells.