Ingham County relies entirely on groundwater as its source of drinking water. Businesses, government agencies, residents, and agriculture consume more than 40 million gallons of water per day. Work to protect groundwater has resulted in a multi-faceted prevention approach within the Bureau of Environmental Health. The bureau's well permit program sets standards for site selection, isolation from contamination, and construction technique. Staff monitors groundwater conditions that exist around the approximately 616 known sites of actual or potential groundwater pollution. These areas of contamination could impact the more than 13,271 drinking water wells locate throughout the county.
Protect Your Drinking Water