Campus Water Quality

The latest Water Quality Report for Michigan State University was published in June 2022, covering 2021 samples.

MSU closely monitors the source water and the treated drinking water to ensure a high level of quality and safety is maintained. After being drawn from groundwater wells on south campus and then treated, the water is pumped to most buildings on campus through a network of about 74 miles of water mains. Read more about MSU's water treatment facility and water tower, constructed in 2020, which is improving water quality.

To address two common questions we receive, please know that we have tested for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFCs) and did not detect them. We will continue to test the water supply for these substances as required by the state. 

Like PFAS, there is no detectable lead in MSU drinking water when it enters the distribution system. 

2021 Water Quality Report (PDF)

2020 Water Quality Report (PDF)

2019 Water Quality Report (PDF)

2018 Water Quality Report (PDF)

2017 Water Quality Report (PDF)

2016 Water Quality Report (PDF)

 

OTHER WATER SYSTEMS SERVING CAMPUS

View a map of campus water systems

1855 Place, Jack Breslin Student Events Center, Brody Neighborhood, University Village and the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center are supplied by the East Lansing-Meridian Water and Sewer Authority. For more information, please see the East Lansing-Meridian Water and Sewer Authority water quality report.

Facilities along the southwest border of campus at Forest and Collins roads, including The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, are supplied by the Lansing Board of Water and Light. For more information, please see the Lansing Board of Water and Light water quality report.

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