Groundwater Sustainability Initiative

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Are You Experiencing Groundwater Issues?

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Sputtering faucets

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Low water pressure

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Pump running more than usual

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Sudden change in water quality, color, or taste

These issues may be caused by

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Malfunctioning equipment

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Plumbing blockages

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Seasonal water level decline

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Long-term water level decline

What To Do?

Contact a Registered Well Contractor

One of the many licensed professionals in the area will to help diagnose the cause of the issue and determine the best course of action to fix it.

  • Registered Water Well Drilling and Pump Installation Contractors
    Dewind Well Drilling, Inc. 9559 Henry Court Zeeland, MI 49464 616-875-8868
    Dewind Wells & Dewatering 9150 96th Avenue Zeeland, MI 49464 616-875-7580
    Hecksel and Hecksel Water Well Drilling, LLC 19066 96th Avenue Coopersville, MI 49404 616-437-6431
    Hecksel Bros Well Drilling 9175 Cleveland Nunica, MI 49448 616-837-6419
    My Con, Inc. 3801 Perry Street Hudsonville, MI 49426 616-896-9049
    Ora Richert Jr Plbg & Htg 315348 Apple Grand Haven, MI 49417 616-844-0438
    Raymer Company, Inc. 1357 Comstock Street Marne, MI 49435 616-677-2751
    Ricketts Well Drilling 1184 Byron Road Byron Center, MI 49315 616-389-4401
    Sytsma Well Drilling 5423 Warner Street Allendale, MI 49401 616-291-5740
    Central Wells & Pumps, LLC 3881 E Broadway Ave Muskegon, MI 49444 231-767-3300
    Dave's Well Drilling 15149 Hall Road Ravenna, MI 49451 616-675-7076
    Gonyon Water Well Drilling 656 Chatterson Muskegon, MI 49442 231-788-4063
    Grabe Well Drilling 6883 Apple Avenue Muskegon, MI 49442 231-788-4818
    Meyer Well Drilling 8703 Water Street Montague, MI 49437 231-893-2325
    All-Flo Plumbing, LLC 2130 3 Mile Road NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 616-361-7800
    Bell Well Drilling, LLC 585 Fonger Sparta, MI 49345 616-889-4748
    Brass Mar Water Wells 13427 Fruitridge Kent City, MI 49330 616-678-4939
    Buer Well Drilling, Inc. 239 E Main Street Caledonia, MI 49316 616-891-8137
    Dykema Excavators, Inc. 1730 3 Mile Road NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 616-363-6895
    Glenn P Jandernoa 681 Greenslate SE Ada, MI 49345 517-703-0400
    Gordon G Hill 13775 Olin Lake Drive Sparta, MI 49345 616-696-8518
    Jack Dykstra Excavating, Inc. 3677 3 Mile Road NW Grand Rapids, MI 49534 616-453-4827
    Joe Carlson Well Drlg, Inc. 8910 Wingeier SE Alto, MI 49302 616-868-5230
    Karl Wahlfield Drilling Co. 387 10 Mile Road NE Sparta, MI 49345 616-887-0822
    Kelley Dewatering and Construction Co. 5175 Clay Avenue SW Wyoming, MI 49548 616-538-8010
    King Water Wells 10634 14 Mile Road Rockford, MI 49341 844-529-2837
    North Kent Well and Pump, Inc. 6085 17 Mile Road Cedar Springs, MI 49319 616-696-2699
    Plumb Drilling Co. 3696 76th Street Byron Center, MI 49315 616-878-9333
    Rosendall Well Drilling, LLC 4181 Knapp NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 616-363-2683
    Stearns Drilling Co. 6974 Hammond SE Dutton, MI 49316 616-698-7770
    Thompson Well Drilling, LLC 12300 Stultz NE Rockford, MI 49341 616-754-5032
    Wahlfield Drilling Co. Inc. 4449 Westshire Dr., Comstock Park, MI 49321 616-784-1214
    Wolcotts Water Well Drilling 13194 Long Lake Sparta, MI 49345 616-887-8427
    Broekhuis Bros Well Drilling, Inc. 4715 142nd Ave Holland, MI 49423 269-751-2143
    Floyd K Martin 1753 20th Street Allegan, MI 49010 574-312-1760
    Glenn Well Service 6454 111th Avenue Fennville, MI 49408 269-227-3678
    Guy's Well Service 604 Brigham Street Plainwell, MI 49080 269-762-7143
    Hazen Well Drilling 2382 135th Avenue Hopkins, MI 49328 269-793-8993
    Koops Well Drilling, Inc. 3811 58th Street Holland, MI 49423 269-751-5071
    Kraai Well Drilling 110 124th Avenue Shelbyville, MI 49344 269-672-7188
    Leach Well Drilling 6454 111th Avenue Fennville, MI 49408 616-307-7489
    McKenney Water Service 3006 108th Avenue Allegan, MI 49010 269-673-5283

    Registered Water Well Drilling and Pump Installation Contractors in Ottawa, Muskegon, Kent, and Allegan counties. Accessed from Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy - September 2021

Notify the State

State of Michigan Groundwater Dispute Resolution Process

If a well owner has documentation that their groundwater shortage is not due to a mechanical failure along with strong evidence of a nearby High-Capacity Well* impacting their water availability, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) or the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will investigate the complaint.

  1. Well owners submits documentation forms (with assistance of Licensed Well Contractor)
  2. EGLE/MDARD conduct an investigation to determine whether the high-capacity well is negatively influencing groundwater availability
  3. EGLE/MDARD determine whether well owner is eligible for financial compensation or a specified allocation of water
Documents & Guides For This Process

* A High-Capacity Well is one that is able to pump 70 or more gallons per minute, such as those used for agricultural, commercial, or industrial operations, or those that serve multiple homes. For reference, an average household well pumps are rated between 7-15 gallons per minute.

Notify the County

Ottawa County has developed a Groundwater Reporter to help residents notify County personnel about groundwater issues.

Providing accurate data gives county and local officials the accurate information necessary to monitor that status of groundwater issues and develop groundwater policies. In certain circumstances, the County and its partners may be able to work directly with you and/or your community to develop custom solutions.

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