FAIRFIELD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:
PRIVATE WATER WELLS

The Private Water Systems program is a state mandated program which includes wells, springs, cisterns, and ponds that are used as a potable water supply. A permit is required for each well alteration or new well drilled. Before these can be approved, a water sample is collected to make sure the water is acceptable, free from coliform bacteria, E. Coli, and nitrates. All well drillers are registered by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and are inspected annually for renewal of licenses.
3701-28-03 Permits, system approval and sampling requirements.

CURRENT PRIVATE WATER SYSTEM PERMIT FEES FOR FAIRFIELD COUNTY
PERMIT FEE
New Well Permit
(Single Family)
$430.00
Well Alteration Permit
(Single Family)
$304.00
Non-Single Family New Well Permit $453.00
Non-Single Family Well Alteration $328.00
Water Sample*
(total coliform test)
$60.00
Well Sealing Permit $13.00