Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q19f. To what extent – if any – are aging / breaking pipes in the shared water supply 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 – are aging / breaking pipes in the shared water supply 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 ** 2% 16% 9% 7%
Somewhat of a Problem ** 13% 41% 27% 23%
Not Much of a Problem ** 26% 26% 30% 27%
Not a Problem at All ** 37% 13% 27% 29%
Don't Know ** 22% 3% 8% 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 what extent – if any – are aging / breaking pipes in the shared water supply 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 5% 8% 6% 11% 6% 7%
Somewhat of a Problem 20% 22% 20% 32% 38% 23%
Not Much of a Problem 26% 25% 28% 31% 29% 27%
Not a Problem at All 34% 28% 34% 19% 18% 29%
Don't Know 14% 18% 12% 7% 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 what extent – if any – are aging / breaking pipes in the shared water supply 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 9% 6% 3% 4% 10% 9% 7%
Somewhat of a Problem 27% 20% 15% 19% 24% 30% 23%
Not Much of a Problem 27% 27% 34% 27% 20% 27% 27%
Not a Problem at All 27% 27% 34% 33% 30% 23% 29%
Don't Know 11% 20% 15% 16% 16% 10% 14%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.