Campus Water

The University of Michigan-Flint is committed to continued water quality monitoring, ongoing preventative maintenance, and keeping the campus community informed of testing results. As part of the University’s ongoing efforts to share information about campus water quality, this page provides a site to review current and past water quality information.

Water Quality Monitoring

UM-Flint conducts ongoing water quality testing using an outside, independent environmental consultant. These tests are conducted 1-2 times per calendar year.

For these tests, water samples are collected both from unfiltered water entering campus buildings and filtered sample points within those buildings. This approach provides a basis to test/monitor the overall water quality in the buildings and across the campus.

Water samples are analyzed by an independent, state-certified analytical laboratory with the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP).  Analytical laboratory results are posted on the UM-Flint website.

Our testing results indicate that lead and copper have been below detectable levels or, if detectable, below the State and Federal Safe Drinking Water regulatory action levels, for two years at UM-Flint.  In addition, the Genesee County Health Department tested water at various locations on our campus quarterly during 2016-17. Results from their tests were below regulatory action levels.


The university has installed and maintains more than 500 points of use (POU) water filters on drinking water fountains, food prep sinks, break room sinks, and kitchen sinks in campus buildings, including the residence hall and food vendor facilities.  POU filters are also installed in bathroom sinks of residence halls.  Filters are replaced on an ongoing basis.

UM-Flint also conducts other maintenance activities related to water quality, including routine flushing of water in a high-rise, campus buildings as well as flushing of non-occupied floors of residential buildings and other buildings on campus.


Read more about the status at Michigan’s Taking Action on the Flint Water website.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact UM-Flint EHS at [email protected]