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
For questions about fees & permits
Below is a list of the inspectors and the areas that they serve:
Email Mary Beth
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
What are the health risks of nitrate in my water?
You can get sick from nitrates in your water. There are many factors that come into play. Learn more by reading about treatment technologies for removing nitrates in drinking water.
Where can I go for more information?
The Ohio Department of Health has more information posted on their website.