Water, Private Water System, Knox County Mount Vernon Ohio

 

The Environmental Health Staff is responsible for administering Chapter 3701-28 of the Ohio Administrative Code (private water system rules). This program reviews and approves 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.

 

 

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  • Issue permits for new private water systems
  • Issue permits for alteration of private water systems
  • Issue permits for 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

Permit Forms

    Private Water System Forms - Ohio Department of Health

    Water Sample Request Form

    Schedule for Submitting Water Samples 

    Water Collection Procedures 

    Request Form for Loan Inspection 

 

 

Applications

    Private Water System Variance Application 

Fees

  • Single Family Drilling Permit Fee - $369
  • Single Family Well Alteration Permit Fee - $132
  • Non-Single Family Drilling Permit Fee - $424
  • Non-Single Family Well Alteration Permit Fee - $160
  • Variance Application Fee - $25
  • Water Testing Fees - $70 if sanitarian takes sample; $40 is homeowner takes sample
  • Water Test with Quanti Tray Bacterial Analysis - $80 if sanitarian takes sample; $50 if homeowner takes sample
  • Total Permit Package (Site, Septic and Well) - $1,047
  • Request for Loan Inspection Services
    • Water Sample Only (Total Coliform- No Written Report) - $70
    • Water Sample w/Written Report to Describe System - $100
    • Sewage Disposal System - $150
    • Sewage & Water System w/Written Report - $225

    • We accept cash checks money orders debit or credit cards for payment.
      Make and payable to the Knox County Health Department.

Law

Ohio Private Water Systems – Ohio Administrative Code 3701-28

Additional Information

ODNR for well logs, sealing reports & water tables

Homeowner Instructions on Disinfecting a Well

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my water tested?

Complete and submit the Water Sample Request Form

How do I get a private water system permit?

Homeowners can obtain applications for permits from the Ohio Department of Health website and then submit them with the required fee to the health department’s Environmental Health Division. Contractors may also file permit applications for the homeowner.

How do I apply for a variance?

Complete and submit the Water System Variance Application

How do I get information on an existing well?

View ODNR's information on existing wells

Consumer Information Sheets from the National Groundwater Association

Arsenic: What You Need to Know

Bacteria in Your Water: What You Need to Know 

Geothermal Heat Pump Systems: What You Need to Know 

Ground Water Protection: What You Need to Know 

Ground Water Quality: What You Need to Know 

Having a Well Drilled: What You Need to Know 

How to Hire a Water Well Contractor: What You Need to Know 

Hydraulic Fracturing: What You Need to Know 

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S): What You Need to Know 

The Hydrologic Cycle: What You Need to Know 

Iron Bacteria: What You Need to Know 

Is Your Water Safe? What You Need to Know 

MTBE: What You Need to Know 

Nitrates: What You Need to Know 

Private Water Wells and Public Water Systems: What You Need to Know 

Pumping Systems: What You Need to Know 

Radon: What You Need to Know 

Residential Well Cleaning 

Sealing Unused Wells: What You Need to Know 

Septic Systems: What You Need to Know 

Bottled Water: What You Need to Know 

Water Efficiency: What You Need to Know 

Water Pressure: What You Need to Know 

Water Security: What You Need to Know 

Water Testing and Treatment: What You Need to Know 

Water Well Rehabilitation: What You Need to Know 

Well Caps: What You Need to Know 

Well Construction: What You Need to Know 

Well Definitions: What You Need to Know 

Well Logs: What You Need to Know 

Well System Materials: What You Need to Know  

 

Click here for web access to the state specific groundwater use information

 

 

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