Prior to an Installation or alteration of a private water system, a permit from the health department must be obtained by the property owner or installer. Private water systems include wells, ponds, hauled water storage tanks or cisterns as a water source.
Determination of water quality by testing private water systems for Coliform bacteria and E.coli is also an important service. In addition to these water tests being required as part of the permit process, the health department will, upon request, collect samples from private water systems and report the lab results. Contact us for current fees.
If you are buying/selling a home or upon the homeowners request, the Health Department can evaluate your existing household private water system. See Evaluation of Sewage – Water System Application form for more details.
- Well Application Packet
- Shallow or Point Well Application Packet (Wells 25 feet deep or less)
- Pond Water System Application Packet
- Evaluation of Sewage – Water System Application
- Water Test Results Tool
- Regulations and Technical Guidance for Sealing Unused Water Wells and Boreholes
- Disinfection Factsheet for Drinking Water Wells: Simple Procedures for Homeowners
- Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
- Find Information on Your Well Construction
- Water Contractors (Well Drillers, Pump Installers, Pond Contractors, etc.)