Harrison County, Ohio

Private Water Systems

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 60 days out of the year, and have fewer 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. The Ohio EPA regulates public water systems.

Private water systems are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and administered by both ODH and the Local Health Districts under Sections 3701.344 to 3701.347 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Chapter 3701‐28 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). Private water system rules can be found at Private Water System Rules

These include

•1, 2, and 3 family dwellings;
•Multiple dwellings on the same or adjacent properties;
•Buildings including barns, small businesses, churches, etc.; and
•Small manufactured home parks and campgrounds.

A private water system includes any auxiliary water supply for a structure to supplement toilet flushing or laundry.

Services Provided by the Harrison County Health Department:
•Technical assistance, inspection, water sampling and training on the construction, operation, and maintenance of private water systems

The application for a permit to install a water well can be found at Application Site Plan  , a list of certified well drillers and registered service providers Certified Drillers, Service Providers , but if your looking for the historical information pertaining to your well, look at DNR Well Log Search . If your well doesn’t pass it’s bacteria sampling, you must sanitize the well according to these guidelines Well Water Disinfection .