Private Water Systems and Fees - Commercial
Private Water Systems and Fees
This division protects Richland County residents who are using private water systems.
On April 1, 2011 revisions to the Private Water System Rules, Chapter 3701-28 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) become effective. Private water systems contractors must review these rule changes in order to be able to comply with the requirements for private water systems constructed, altered, repaired or sealed in Ohio.
Over the past several years professional members of the private water system industry, local, and state health agencies have worked together in developing these rule changes. All comments regarding these rule changes received by this department were reviewed and given consideration prior to final rule adoption. During March of this year, the Ohio Department of Health held regional training meetings across the state to discuss the key rule changes. If you were not able to attend these meetings, please review the rules on the Department website at the link below, or contact us for a copy of the rules and training presentations.
The final revised rules can be reviewed at the Ohio Department of Health Private Water System Program Web site:
The presentations from the rule training meetings, individual rule training videos (to be added soon), and the version of OAC Chapter 3701-28 rules with the highlighted changes is also available at www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/eh/water/PWSinfo.aspx
Private Water System (PWS) Fees
The following articles may be of interest if you have a Private Water System (Water Well):
- OSU Extension fact sheet on Richland County Water Resources at:
- National Ground Water Association: www.ngwa.org
- Private Water Systems and Power Outages
- Private Water Systems and Drought in Ohio
- Private Water Systems and Microbiological Standards
- Private Water Systems and Arsenic Treatment and Removal
- Private Water Systems: Cleaning and Disinfecting Wells
- Private Water Systems: Well Water Disinfection Fact Sheets
The Ohio Department of Health has information on Cisterns and Hauled Water Storage Tanks at this website location:
If you have any questions, please contact the ODH Private Water Systems staff at (614) 644-7558.