Who to Contact with Water Questions:
Who do I contact to…
Get information on the quality of my drinking water?
- Contact your water utility.
- EPA’s Drinking Water website lets you search online for local water quality reports.
Have my drinking water tested?
- Most utilities will test water for their clients so contact your water utility.
- Check with your local health department. You can find your local health department on the Michigan Department of Community Health’s local helath department map.
- For more in-depth analyses, try the MDEQ’s Drinking Water Analysis Lab.
Get information on septic tank maintenance?
Report illicit discharges or illegal dumping?
- If you live in the Lansing area, check out the contacts at Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management.
Get information on storm water control?
Monitor my lake or stream?
Create a vegetated buffer on my waterfront property?
- Check out the Michigan Natural Shorelines Partnership
Get information on fish consumption guidelines?
- Check out the Michigan Department of Community Health’s website on Eating Safe Fish
Create a raingarden in my yard?
- Many local governments have assistance programs, so we recommend you contact your drain commissioner’s office to see if one is available.
- Check out the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner site Rain Gardens in Washtenaw
Get information on water for an upcoming trip or vacation?
Where can I find information on…
Classroom science resources (curricula, activities, lesson plans, etc.)?
- Michigan Project
- EPA Teacher Center
- EPA Environmental Education Pages
- USGS Science Resources for Primary Grades (K-6)
- USGS Science Resources for Secondary Grades (7-12)
- Stream Monitoring Curriculum Guide (from Wisconsin)
MichiganEnvironmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS)?
Information on creating wildlife habitat at my school?
Where can I…
Learn about water?
Find the watershed where I live?
Create habitat for wildlife in my backyard?
Create a rain garden in my yard?
Learn about native and invasive aquatic species?
- Michigan Surgace Water Information Management System
- USGS Water Resources for Michigan
- NOAA GLERL Great Lakes Data
- Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS)
- Great Lakes Environment Database (GLENDA)
- Great Lakes Regional Water Use Database
- Michigan Groudwater Mapping Project
- Great Lakes Beach Hazards
- US Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes Information
- WHO Water, Sanitation and Health Databases
- USEPA Water Databases and Software
- MiCorps Data Exchange
- USGS Real-time Water Quality Watch
- MSU Extension Water Quality Information