Inspection and permit program
for non-municipal water supply systems which
provide water to 25 or more people at least 60
days per year (i.e. motels, factories, schools
which are not on municipal water systems).
Concerns regarding the maintenance of a particular
public water system can be reported by calling
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|St. Joseph County
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Now available on YouTube, is
a 21 minute video describing upcoming changes
impacting noncommunity water supplies (NCWS).
Introduction to the Michigan Revised Total
Coliform Rule This presentation is
intended for water system owners and operators.
On April 1, 2016, the Revised
Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) will go into effect
replacing the current regulations. It is
expected that many noncommunity water supply
systems will have increased coliform bacteria
monitoring. Owners and operators will be taking
on a more active role in assessing their water
supply for possible deficiencies in the case of
a coliform positive water results.
The video is an introduction
to the RTCR and the requirements that apply to
all NCWS, including coliform bacteria sampling
frequencies and system assessments. Another
YouTube video will be available by August 15,
2015, that describes the specific requirements
for NCWS defined by the RTCR as seasonal
systems. Both videos will be linked on the DEQ
Web-site at the address below.
There are nearly 10,000 NCWS
in Michigan. A Noncommunity Water Supply is a
water system that provides water for drinking or
potable purposes to 25 or more persons at least
60 days per year. NCWS includes schools,
restaurants, motels, campgrounds, and churches
that are not connected to a community
(municipal) water supply.
For more information visit
Or, contact the Noncommunity
and Private Drinking Water Supplies Unit, Office
of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance at
517-284-6542 for further information. You may
also contact your Local Health Departmentís
Environmental Health Office.
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