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Water Wells/Private Water Systems

Water Wells/Private Water Systems

  • Site Approval
  • New and replacement well permitting
  • Installation Inspections
  • Sample for bacterial analysis

The Carroll County General Health District approves all sites for initial and replacement private water systems.  In order to drill a new water well, a water contractor registered in the State of Ohio must obtain a permit from our office.  An RS will conduct an inspection to determine appropriate placement for the well.  A well permit will not be issued until it is determined a septic permit has been issued or a septic system is already installed on the property.

Our office is able to take a water sample to have it tested for total coliform and fecal coliform bacteria.  Please contact our office if you would like to schedule a sample.

Procedure for Acquiring Well Permits in Carroll County

Well permits should be pulled by a well driller. A well permit is valid for one year. Approval of your well permit requires the following items before the permit expires:

  • A well log (submitted by well driller)
  • A pump completion form (submitted by well driller or home owner)
  • The home owner must schedule an appointment with a sanitarian to take a water sample. The first sample is free to the home owner. Any additional samples needed for approval are at the expense of the home owner.