Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2016 Data Tables

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Q17. Which of the following best describes how drinking water is provided in your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Which of the following best describes how drinking water is provided in your jurisdiction? Entirely through shared water supply system(s) ** 3% 71% 47% 20%
Mostly through shared water supply system(s), but some individual private wells ** 12% 23% 18% 14%
Mostly through individual private wells, but some shared system(s) ** 30% 1% 2% 21%
Entirely through individual private wells ** 55% 4% 29% 43%
Don't know ** 1% 1% 4% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.


**Counties were not asked about drinking water issues

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Which of the following best describes how drinking water is provided in your jurisdiction? Entirely through shared water supply system(s) 15% 16% 26% 44% 55% 20%
Mostly through shared water supply system(s), but some individual private wells 8% 15% 18% 35% 37% 14%
Mostly through individual private wells, but some shared system(s) 13% 28% 35% 15% 6% 21%
Entirely through individual private wells 62% 40% 18% 6% 0% 43%
Don't know 2% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Which of the following best describes how drinking water is provided in your jurisdiction? Entirely through shared water supply system(s) 14% 10% 13% 19% 22% 39% 20%
Mostly through shared water supply system(s), but some individual private wells 21% 9% 12% 13% 16% 19% 14%
Mostly through individual private wells, but some shared system(s) 19% 26% 21% 17% 26% 18% 21%
Entirely through individual private wells 46% 54% 53% 48% 35% 23% 43%
Don't know 1% 2% 0% 3% 0% 2% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.