Drinking Water Wells

A large amount of St. Clair County's residences and businesses rely on groundwater for drinking. As an individual property owner, you are responsible for sampling the water from your private well. The St. Clair County Health Department evaluates proposed well drilling sites, issues water system installation permits, inspects systems during and after installation, and conducts bacteriological. Water well and pump records are available for review at the Health Department.

If you have questions regarding your existing or proposed well, contact Environmental Health at (810) 987-5306 and the Sanitarian assigned to your area will be able to assist you. Permit Instructions Any property owner intending to construct, develop, or install a private water system must submit an Application and Permit to Install Water Supply Facilities to the St. Clair County Health Department prior to the start of work. Applications must be accompanied by a site plan and fee. Instructions and applications are provided for both Residential and Commercial buildings.  Residential and Type III public water supply fee is $200.00 and the Commercial Type II public water supply fee is $350.00.

Simple Steps to Safe Guard Your Well:

(1) Sparingly apply fertilizers and pesticides

(2) Keep vehicles, landscaping, rocks, etc away from the well head to prevent damage

Resources: Water Well Information