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Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act (Act 399 of 1976)

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The Act provides to protect the public health; to provide for supervision and control over public water supplies; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of environmental quality; to provide for the submission of plans and specifications for waterworks systems and the issuance of construction permits therefor; to provide for capacity assessments and source water assessments of public water supplies; to provide for the classification of public water supplies and the examination, certification and regulation of persons operating those systems; to provide for continuous, adequate operation of privately owned, public water supplies; to authorize the promulgation of rules to carry out the intent of the act; to create the water supply fund; to provide for the administration of the water supply fund; and to provide penalties. Its intent is to provide adequate water resources research institutes and other facilities within the state of Michigan so that the state may assure the long-term health of its public water supplies and other vital natural resources. Subject to limitations contained in this act, the department of environmental quality of Michigan shall have power and control over public water supplies and suppliers of water. The director may enter upon the waterworks system of a supplier of water at reasonable times for the purpose of inspecting the system and carrying out this act and rules promulgated under this act.
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