Private water sources can come from wells, cisterns, ponds and springs. Any private water system can carry harmful contaminants. Clermont County Public Health is involved in private water systems due to the potential for homeowners and their families to become sick from improperly treated private water supplies. It is Public Health’s responsibility to work with homeowners to be sure their system is sited appropriately and has all the components to provide safe drinking water.
If you are planning on building in an area without public water you will need to come into the office and submit an application for a private water system. Refer to How to Apply for a Private Water System Permit for detailed instructions on the application process.
Private Water System Inspections
Cistern Disinfection Instructions
Well Disinfection Fact Sheet for Homeowners
Well water interpretation tool
How to apply for a private water system permit
Plans for developing a rainwater cistern or hauled water supply
Lists of private water systems contractors, certified laboratories and registered water haulers