Private Water Systems

Information on Disinfecting Flooded Water Wells

Clean healthful water is a necessity for everyone. Therefore, in areas where there is no municipal water system, private water systems are necessary. Private water systems (PWS) refer to water wells, springs, ponds, hauled water storage and cisterns. SCPH ensures that water safety is maintained through registration of water system contractors, inspections, water sampling for lab analysis, technical assistance, public education and annual water hauler inspections. Staff ensure that well development meets state code requirements to reduce the possibilities of ground water contamination.  For more information on Private Water Systems, please call (330) 926-5600.

Ohio Administrative Code, Chapter 3701-28 - Private Water Systems
Ohio Department of Health - Private Water Systems

Registered Private Water Systems Contractors

Request a Private Water Sample


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