Water Quality staff review and approve permits for the construction, alteration and abandonment of private water systems. A private water system is defined as a water supply system for the provision of water for human consumption, other than a public water supply system. This includes all water wells, cisterns, springs, ponds and hauled water storage tanks.

Issue permits for new, alteration or abandonment of private water systems

Provide field consultation regarding existing wells

Inspect and sample new/altered wells to verify compliance

Provide water sampling for water quality parameters

Private water system inspections and water sampling for real estate transfers

Review private water system variance requests to present to the Board

 

Inspectors and the Areas They Serve

Nathan Ralph
Supervisor
(614) 525-3909
 Email Nathan

Vacant
Administrative Assistant
(614) 525-3909
 Email Nathan
For questions about fees & permits

Below is a list of the inspectors and the areas that they serve:

(614) 525-5092
 Email Adrian

Cities
Grove City

Villages
Harrisburg
Urbancrest
Valleyview

Townships
Franklin
Jackson
Pleasant
Prairie

(614) 525-3734
 Email Kevin

Cities
Bexley
Gahanna
New Albany
Westerville
Whitehall

Villages
Minerva Park

Townships
Blendon
Jefferson
Plain
Sharon

(614) 525-3929
 Email Ben

Cities
Canal Winchester
Groveport
Pickerington
Reynoldsburg

Villages
Brice
Lockbourne
Obetz

Townships
Clinton
Hamilton
Madison
Mifflin
Truro

(614) 525-4928
 Email James

Cities
Dublin
Grandview Heights
Hilliard
Upper Arlington

Villages
Marble Cliff
Riverlea

Townships
Brown
Norwich
Perry
Washington

Forms

Private Water System Permit & Forms -
Ohio Department of Health

Please contact Nathan Ralph,
(614) 525-3909, for appropriate permit fees.

Water Sample Request Form

To be used for properties in
Franklin County with a private water system.

Water Sample Request
for Real Estate Transaction

Only to be used for properties in
Franklin Countywith private water system
undergoing a real estate transaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

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