Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q19e. To what extent – if any – is presence of lead in pipes connecting customers to the system(s) currently a problem for drinking water provision 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 what extent – if any – is presence of lead in pipes connecting customers to the system(s) currently a problem for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that provide drinking water only through individual private wells) A Significant Problem ** 1% 1% 1% 1%
Somewhat of a Problem ** 3% 13% 6% 6%
Not Much of a Problem ** 22% 38% 19% 25%
Not a Problem at All ** 48% 38% 59% 47%
Don't Know ** 27% 10% 15% 20%
*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 what extent – if any – is presence of lead in pipes connecting customers to the system(s) currently a problem for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that provide drinking water only through individual private wells) A Significant Problem 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1%
Somewhat of a Problem 3% 8% 5% 10% 11% 6%
Not Much of a Problem 18% 21% 33% 41% 41% 25%
Not a Problem at All 57% 45% 44% 42% 33% 47%
Don't Know 21% 25% 18% 7% 15% 20%
*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 what extent – if any – is presence of lead in pipes connecting customers to the system(s) currently a problem for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that provide drinking water only through individual private wells) A Significant Problem 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Somewhat of a Problem 8% 4% 6% 2% 6% 10% 6%
Not Much of a Problem 20% 22% 25% 22% 27% 31% 25%
Not a Problem at All 51% 44% 50% 55% 45% 42% 47%
Don't Know 19% 29% 18% 20% 21% 17% 20%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.