Private Water Systems

Private Water Systems are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health under Sections 3701.344 to 3701.347 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapter 3701-28 of the Ohio Administrative Code.  Private Water Systems Regulations OAC-3701-28-Effective January 1, 2020 (PDF)

Private Water Systems are potable water wells, ponds, springs, cisterns, and hauled water storage tanks that provide drinking water to fewer than 25 people, less than sixty days out of the year, and have less than 15 service connections. These would include single water supplies that serve homes, small businesses, small churches, small mobile home parks, or communities with fewer than 25 residents. A permit is required to be issued for any new construction or alteration of a private water system. An application may be downloaded here Private Water System Application (PDF)  or obtained by calling or stopping by the Health Department.

Property Owner Registration Information (PDF)

Property Owner Application for Registration Form (PDF)

Microbiological Standards for private water systems in Ohio

Disinfection Fact Sheet for Flooded Drinking Water Wells

Disinfection Factsheet with CALCULATOR

Fees for the Private Water System program can be found in the WCHD Environmental Fee Schedule (PDF).