Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q18. To the best of your knowledge, which of the following best describes the source(s) of the shared drinking water system(s) in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that provide drinking water only through individual private wells)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To the best of your knowledge, which of the following best describes the source(s) of the shared drinking water system(s) in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that provide drinking water only through individual private wells) Surface water only ** 19% 42% 16% 25%
Groundwater only ** 50% 47% 64% 52%
A combination of surface water and groundwater ** 12% 7% 6% 10%
Don't Know ** 18% 4% 14% 14%
*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
To the best of your knowledge, which of the following best describes the source(s) of the shared drinking water system(s) in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that provide drinking water only through individual private wells) Surface water only 11% 21% 24% 53% 60% 25%
Groundwater only 63% 55% 56% 29% 20% 52%
A combination of surface water and groundwater 10% 10% 8% 10% 11% 10%
Don't Know 16% 15% 13% 8% 9% 14%
*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
To the best of your knowledge, which of the following best describes the source(s) of the shared drinking water system(s) in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that provide drinking water only through individual private wells) Surface water only 14% 7% 21% 34% 12% 45% 25%
Groundwater only 66% 70% 49% 39% 69% 33% 52%
A combination of surface water and groundwater 9% 7% 10% 13% 5% 12% 10%
Don't Know 11% 16% 19% 15% 13% 9% 14%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.