A Type II Noncommunity Water Supply system is a privately owned water system that provides drinking water to 25 or more
persons at least 60 days per year. Noncommunity Water Supply systems are divided into two categories: transient and
nontransient. A transient noncommunity water supply is a supply that serves 25 or more different people a day at
least 60 days of the year. Examples
include motels, restaurants and campgrounds. A nontransient noncommunity water supply is a supply that serves the
same 25 or more people at least 180 days of the year. These facilities are required to sample for more drinking water
contaminants and more frequently for bacteria than transient water supplies. Examples include schools, industries and
Environmental Health is contracted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to maintain all records for Type II Noncommunity Water Supplies.
Our program focuses on compliance with the monitoring and construction rules set forth in the Safe Drinking Water Act. Through routine inspections and review of all water samples submitted by Type II water supplies, we have developed a sophisticated program to insure users of public water supplies in Kalamazoo County are protected against harmful contaminants in the drinking water.
Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department is contracted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to maintain all records for Type II Noncommunity Water Supplies in Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo County has nearly 200 Type II water supplies. Michigan has over 11,000 NCWS systems serving over 1.7 million people.
Annual fees are charged to owners of all NCWSs. These funds are collected by MDEQ and distributed to Local Health Departments in order to support services provided to NCWSs.