Private Water Systems
Logan County Health District examines and permits PRIVATE water systems in
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
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 connections).
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
of Natural Resources
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
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
During startup of seasonal
HERE for well disinfection instructions
a great checklist for well owners.
Systems Contractors are licensed by the Ohio Department of Health. A list of currently licensed contractors is available at the ODH Private Water
Systems Program website.
For more information and
assistance with your private water system, please call 937.592.9040. You may also e-mail us at
Water Systems Ohio Administrative code Chapter 3701-28
Drinking Water programs are regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Department of Health
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Natural Resources
& Body Piercing Facilities