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.
- Registered Contractors (coming soon)
- Ohio Department of Health Private Water Systems Rules
- OSU Water Page (coming soon)
- EPA Labs (coming soon)
- Fees (coming soon)
- Chlorination Instructions