Nondiscrimination Statement

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal."

Well Protection Compliance


The following documents are required for all new construction, change of use, or new additions to existing uses within the Charter Township of Union.

Wellhead Resolution

Wellhead Protection Plan

Plan Funding
The Charter Township of Union received a $22,875.30 matching grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the completion of the Township’s Wellhead Protection Plan.

The Plan was implemented in an effort to safeguard the Township's water supply in the delineated wellhead protection area. Our efforts will also help safeguard the water supply of private wells within the protection area.


Plan Development
A local team of volunteers was established to develop the plan, which includes:

·         A contaminant source inventory

·         Wellhead protection management strategies

·         A contingency plan if contamination occurs

·         A public education plan and educational materials

The Team
The Local Team is comprised of:

·         Shawn McBride – Charter Township of Union Chief Water Operator

·         Rick Beltinck – City of Mt. Pleasant  Fire Department Representative

·         Kim Smith – Charter Township of Union Public Works Coordinator

·         Brian Smith – Charter Township of Union Manager

·         Malcolm Fox – City of Mt. Pleasant Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

·         Scott Jones – Central Michigan District Health Department

·         John Bradac – MMCC/Ferris State University Professor

·         William Woodruff – Charter Township of Union Zoning Official

·         Joy Smith – Charter Township of Union Mapping Technician/General Public

Gourdie Fraser & Peerless Midwest
The firms of Gourdie Fraser and Peerless Midwest were selected to facilitate and coordinate the planning program, to assist the local team in formulating the plan, and to draft the plan text for submission to the DEQ for approval and to the Township Board for adoption.