Private Water Systems

Please be advised, due to an increase in the lab fees incurred for water sample testing, the cost of the water permits is being increased by $5.00 effective February 1, 2016. The following is the adjusted fee schedule:

 CostWater Sample Fee $30.00Total cost 
New, single family: application/permit$309.00$30.00$339.00
New, non-single: application/permit$334.00$30.00$364.00
Alteration, single family: application/permit$110.00$30.00$140.00
Alteration, non-single family: application/permit$120.00$30.00$150.00

Please feel free to contact Pat Donaldson, RS, Director of Environmental Health at 419-282-4275 with questions. 

 

 

The sanitarians review plans for and inspect the installation of private water supply systems. They license and inspect private water hauling equipment and test drinking water for harmful bacteria. The sanitarians also cooperate with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in the review of the installation of commercial water supply systems.

CLICK HERE TO SEE LIST A LIST OF OUR PRIVATE WATER SYSTEMS FEES. 


Water Testing (Bacteriological Only)
Call 419-282-4337 OR submit Water Sample Request Form


 

Know Your Well Water: Test, Understand and Protect

 

Wondering if your well water is safe? A good first step is to have your water tested at a certified lab, but lab test results are not always easy to interpret. That’s why OSU Extension has created a website to help drinking water well owners understand their lab test results. You will also find information on well maintenance, what to do if your well water is contaminated and who to contact for assistance. click link... KNOW YOUR WELL WATER

Disinfection for Contractors

2012 Cleaning and Disinfecting Wells - 244.0 KB

Other Private Water Information & Links:

Health Risks and Water Quality Standards:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Gas & Oil Drilling Links: 

Water Sampling for Private Wells Before Gas & Oil Drilling

ODNR - Mineral Resource Management has other related fact sheets on shale gas drilling, drilling activity and statistics and regulatory information at their website here.

ODNR - Division of Geological Survey has an excellent overview with maps, powerpoints and diagrams on the geology of oil/gas shale development at their website here.


 


 

Ohio EPA also has a website with fact sheets and information on oil/gas shale development. 


Private Water Links

Soil & Water Conservation District

ODNR Division of Soil & Water Resources

Ohio Dept of Health Private Water Systems


Printable Forms

Water Sample Request Form

Private Water Application / Permit (ODH)

Sewage & Water Evaluation Form

 

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