The Logan County Health District
examines and permits PRIVATE water systems in Logan
A private water system is a system
that serves less than 25 people per day, or serves 25 or
more people less than 60 days per year, or have less
than 15 service connections.
A church with its own water well
may serve 500 people, but maybe only 52 times per
year. This is a private water system.
A campground with a water well
system that serves about 100 people during peak
times, but only 20 days of the year.
This is a private water system unless there
are 15 or more campsite water connections (service
A restaurant, that does not serve
water to its patrons, does not provide water for
human consumption, such as water for hand washing,
which is commonly supplied in public restrooms,
serves its food on plates that will be washed, or
uses water to prepare food items like ice cubes from
a ice machine or coffee.
The washing of food preparation utensils
alone does not qualify a system as a public water
can download their well logs from the
Ohio Department of Natural
disinfection can eliminate or reduce many different
kinds harmful bacteria and viruses as well as harmless
bacteria which can cause unpleasant taste and odors.
However, disinfection will not correct water problems
caused by chemical contamination from nitrate, fuels,
pesticides, or other substances. Well disinfection
should be performed under the following circumstances:
When coliform bacteria are
present in the water;
After flooding of the well;
After plumbing installation, e.g.
softeners, sinks, filters;
After casing or pump repairs -
submersible types or other;
When water taste or odor changes,
e.g. from iron or sulfur reducing bacteria;
As part of annual maintenance; or
During startup of seasonal wells.
HERE for well disinfection instructions
great checklist for well owners.
Private Water Systems Contractors
are licensed by the Ohio Department of Health. A
list of currently licensed contractors is
available at the ODH Private Water Systems
For more information and assistance
with your private water system, please call
937.592.9040. You may also e-mail us at LCHD@loganhealth.org.
Water Systems Ohio Administrative code Chapter
Drinking Water programs are regulated by the Ohio
Environmental Protection Agency.
Department of Health
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Natural Resources
Public Swimming Pools
Camps & Recreational
& Body Piercing Facilities