Water System Permits & Inspection
systems, including wells, cisterns, and ponds used for drinking water are
regulated by the Ohio Private Water Systems Regulations (Ohio Administrative
Code 3701-28). A permit must be issued by the health department prior to
installing or altering a private water system. New systems are inspected and
then tested for safe drinking water. Samples may also be taken from
existing water supplies where owners are concerned about water quality.
for New Water Systems
following information is required to complete the application:
1. Address of the
2. A sketch of the
property indicating locations of the dwelling, sewage system, property lines and
proposed water source,
3. Name of private
water system contractor.
4. Your signature
5. The permit fee.
The permit fee for
a new water system is $414.00.
alteration to an existing system permit is $265.00.
for Connecting to Public Water
New Public Water Customers
The permit fee for connecting to public water is $90.00.
Well Sampling Before Gas Well Drilling New!
Water Well Sampling
ZMCHD has the ability to collect water well samples for individuals concerned
with water well
contamination in conjunction with gas drilling. Click
here for information.
Fees for the collection of samples are as follows:
Tier 1: $180.00
Tier 2: $255.00
Tier 3: $360.00
Deep is My Water Well?
Well Log Search
of US Route 40: email Matt Hemmer, RS
or call 454-741 extension 232.
South of US Route 40: email Ann
Hollingsworth, RS or call 454-9741 extension 227.
Private Water System Contractors
The Health Department has a listing of private water system
contractors that are bonded through the Ohio Department of Health. For
this list, email Tara Rock,
Environmental Administrative Assistant, or call 454-9741 extension 221.
A pamphlet describing driller and homeowner responsibilities in the approval
process is also available by request.
Estate Inspection Information
Estate Inspection Application
Water System Application
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and Disinfecting Wells
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Private Water Systems
Well Interpretation Tool