Source Water Planning

Source Water Policy- Michigan


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Jurisdiction does not implement this indicator 

Jurisdiction partially implements this indicator 

SWPP Indicator



Groundwater protection planning is required

Wellhead protection planning protects Michigan groundwater sources

Watershed scale protection planning is required

Michigan source water protection is required statewide.

Dedicated protection plans are required at the community water supply scale

Wellhead protection is voluntary and implemented at the local level.

Dedicated funding is available to implement plans

Source Water Protection Grants are available for local source water protection programs. 

Periodic updates to plans are required

Periodic updates are not a requirement.

In the U.S. for Fiscal Year 2022, State Revolving Fund set-asides were used for source water protection programs

“In 1996, amendments to the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act created the Drinking Water Revolving Fund. The Federal Government allows for set-asides from the Revolving Fund to support the Source Water Protection Grant Program to provide financial assistance for local source water protection programs.”