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Environmental Health

Hauled Water System


The Monroe County Health Department receives proposal from property owners who wish to use a hauled water system to provide potable water for single-family dwellings. These systems include a storage tank that is filled with water from a source located off the premises. Water from this tank is then pumped into a pressure tank and into the home’s distribution system. The reasons to have a hauled water system at a home include: the groundwater supply could be contaminated, it has poor aesthetic quality or is of insufficient quantity.

There are a number of potential problems with a hauled water system. To address those concerns the Monroe County Health Department reviews and approves plans for hauled water systems prior to issuing a permit. The Division also conducts an inspection of the system after it has been installed.

The following documents outline how to submit plans for a hauled water system along with a copy of a permit application and a deed restriction. Both of which must be completed and filed prior to a permit being issued by the Monroe County Environmental Health Division.  

Pdf forms may be filled out on line, printed and brought to the Environmental Health Office.  You need Adobe Reader to view or fill out pdf forms.

Plan Submittal Packet For Hauled Water System (pdf)

Diagram Hauled Water Storage System (pdf)

Bulk Storage Tank System Design and Sizing (pdf)

Affidavit For Permit Approval to Construct an Alternative Water Supply (pdf) (Must Be Printed on Legal Size Paper 8.5" x 14")

Application to Install Hauled Water System (pdf) - For infomational purposes, the triplicate form is available at the Monroe County Health Department.

What is a Hauled Water System - pamphlet (pdf)

Licensed Water Haulers

State of Michigan Licensed Water Haulers