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Private Water Systems Contractors

A private water systems contractor is any person who is registered to construct a private water system, develop a well, install pumping equipment and components for the distribution of a private water system, alter a private water system, repair a private water system, seal or abandon a private water system, perform any combination of these activities for hire, or inspect or evaluate a private water system for hire.

As of April 1, 2011, property owners who wish to construct, alter or seal their private water systems must now obtain a registration through the Ohio Department of Health. 

To check on the current registration status of a Private Water Systems Contractor click on the links below.  If your business does not appear in the contractor lists, call the ODH Private Water Systems Program staff at (614) 644-7558.

Down-hole camera service - Find Registered Private Water Systems Contractors with video cameras able to conduct down-the-well camera inspections.

Laboratories certified to conduct water testing for private water systems

The private water system rules (Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-28) require water samples collected from private water systems to be analyzed by laboratory certified by either the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) or the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) for system approval after new construction, alteration or repair. The department recommends that all water samples collected from private water systems for real estate transactions, or consumer information also be analyzed at a certified laboratory to ensure that proper procedures and water analysis methods are used to protect public health.

Enhanced Chlorine Disinfection Procedures (As required in Ohio Administrative Code Rule 3701-28-11(H))

Private Water Systems Rules Information

Page Reviewed: 05/25/2018