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Health Department
Health and Community Services
43525 Elizabeth Road, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5235

Water Services

Up-to-date information about local beach conditions in Macomb County.

Macomb County has approximately 12 miles of Lake St. Clair shoreline, 3 beaches located on Lake St. Clair, and 2 additional inland lake beaches. To assure residents and visitors of a safe and healthy recreational experience, the Macomb County Health Department conducts routine water quality testing from mid-April through September each year.

View testing data for Macomb County beaches for the current year.

A significant segment of Macomb County's residents and small businesses rely on wells for their drinking water supply. Proper design, installation, maintenance and monitoring of drinking water wells is critical to the prevention of water-related diseases.

Fees associated with various environmental health services.

The Macomb County Health Department provides environmental health services designed to assure a safe and healthy environment to all county residents.

Listing of environmental health services associated with fees.

Frequently used health department forms.

The Illicit Discharge Elimination Program (IDEP) was created through grant funding as an extension of the already successful Surface Water Improvement and Monitoring (SWIM) Team Program. IDEP is charged with the duties of searching out and inspecting illicit discharges in Macomb County.

A significant portion of Macomb County relies on septic systems for sewage disposal. Proper design, installation, and maintenance is critical for the prevention of water pollution and communicable diseases caused by human waste.

Parcels or properties for sale that rely on a well for drinking water and/or a septic system for sewage disposal are required by Macomb County regulation to have these systems evaluated prior to closing.

Pools and spas that are not properly maintained can create a health and safety risk to the people using it. Rashes, infections, and flu-like diseases can be caused from water that is not adequately disinfected or filtered. Physical injury may result if the pool or spa equipment and structure is not in good condition.

The Macomb County Health Department, along with other county agencies, communities and public schools and universities are working hard to protect, clean up and restore our local lakes, rivers and streams. We are interested in knowing the priorities and concerns of local citizens in regard to protection and restoration of our local water resources.

Subdivisions or condominiums proposed in areas that are not served by municipal water and/or municipal sewage must rely on wells and septic systems. The Macomb County Health Department regulates these sites by conducting an evaluation of the soil conditions and the drinking water source via a test well.

The Surface Water Improvement and Monitoring (SWIM) team, formed after a recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Commission Report, was created in the latter part of 1997 with funds committed by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners.

The Macomb County Health Department, along with other county agencies, communities and public schools and universities are working hard to protect, clean up and restore our local lakes, rivers and streams. We are interested in knowing the priorities and concerns of local citizens in regard to protection and restoration of our local water resources.