Michigan Water Quality Facts
Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems
Michiganders depend on their water from both surface and groundwater sources. Half of Michigan's municipal water is supplied from the Great Lakes System, while the other half of the state's water comes from groundwater and wells.
This water often travels long distances through waterways or natural rock layers to city faucets, which results in water absorbing contaminants, minerals, and chemicals along the way. Additionally, many of Michigan's mains are outdated, which results in water being exposed to heavy metals, like lead. Due to the presence of minerals, metals, and other additives, Michigan's water is largely hard, causing issues like limescale buildup, dry and itchy skin, and spotty glassware and dishes.
Different areas of Michigan can experience distinct water issues. Even within the same city, water quality problems may vary. Learn more about the water quality issues where you live.
Your local Michigan Culligan Man is an expert on your water, can test it to determine any problems, and provide the best way to address them.
Find out more about your local water
Tips From the Culligan Man
Water your lawn and garden in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures have cooled down to avoid evaporation.
Did You Know
Michigan has more households (1.12 million) served by private wells than any other state, with nearly 25,000 domestic wells drilled per year.