Michigan Still Debating Septic Inspection Regulations

Realtors and a few other groups are still opposed to point-of-sale inspection requirements

Michigan Still Debating Septic Inspection Regulations

The debate over establishing a statewide septic code in Michigan is ongoing.

Kalkaska County commissioners tried to drop their point-of-sale inspection program for water wells and septic systems, despite letters and testimony from residents in favor of keeping the program.

Realtors in the area argued they had no influence on the county commissioners, while others say real estate interested did factor heavily in the decision to try to end the inspection requirements.

Michigan Radio recently covered the issue in depth. You can read the article and listen to the segment here.

For more background information of the timeline on efforts to enact a statewide code in Michigan — the only state that still doesn’t regulate septic systems at the state level — check out these previous Rules and Regs articles:


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