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What is a Spring? Taken by the Greene County Combined Health District in 2006

As per the definition in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule 3701-28-01(?)

" 'Spring' means a private water system where ground water flows naturally from rock or soil onto the land surface or into a body of water or a shallow aquifer that is intercepted at a depth of ten feet or less.”  


Rules and FAQs regarding Springs

     Subject      OAC Rule(s)      FAQs      PowerPoints
Springs - Construction and Surface Design  3701-28-13 FAQ13  PPT12,13,14,15,16
  Additional Plans requirement    3701-28-03 (E) and (F)    Form     
Continuous Disinfection and Filtration  3701-28-13 (A), 3701-28-15 FAQ15  PPT12,13,14,15,16
Start up Disinfection  3701-28-13 (K)
  Completion form for Springs    3701-28-03 (O) and (P)    Form     
  Completion form for Continous Disinfection and Filtration    3701-28-15    Form     

Rules and FAQs regarding All Private Water Systems (wells, ponds, springs, cisterns, and hauled water storage tanks)

Subject OAC Rule(s) FAQs PowerPoint
Definitions 3701-28-01 PPT01
Scope, Responsibility, and Applicability 3701-28-02 FAQ02
Permit, System Approval, and Sampling Requirements 3701-28-03 FAQ03  PPT03
Emergency Construction and Emergency Alteration 3701-28-03 (H)
Inspection; Water Sample Collection and Analysis and Water Quality Standards 3701-28-04 FAQ04 PPT04
Location, Operation, and Maintenance 3701-28-07 FAQ07 PPT07
Requirements for all Private Water Systems 3701-28-08 FAQ08 PPT08
Continuous Disinfection and Cyst Reduction Filtration 3701-28-15 FAQ15  PPT12,13,14,15,16

Guides and Resources regarding Spring systems construction

Forms and Registration

Additional Guides and Fact Sheets


Page updated: 7/23/2015