Private Water Systems - Drinking Water

What are private water systems?

Private water systems are 

  • Wells 
  • Springs 
  • Ponds 
  • Cisterns 
  • Hauled water storage tank 

that provide potable water for human consumption and supplies water to

  • Fewer than fifteen (15) service connections; and  
  • Do not regularly serve an average of at least twenty-five (25) individuals daily at least sixty (60) days of each year. 

These include

  • 1, 2, and 3 family dwellings; 
  • Multiple dwellings on the same or adjacent properties; 
  • Buildings including barns, small businesses, churches, etc.; and 
  • Small manufactured home parks and campgrounds. 

A private water system includes any auxiliary water supply for a structure to supplement toilet flushing or laundry.

Recources:

Ohio Department of Health Private Water Systems Program

http://wellowner.org/

Law and Rules:

Laws: Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3718 

Rules: Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-28 Private Water Systems