Clean, healthful water is a necessity for everyone. Therefore, in areas where there is no municipal water system, individual wells are necessary. Well water safety is maintained through registration of water system contractors, inspections, water sampling for laboratory analysis, technical assistance and public education. Sanitarians insure that well development meets State Code requirements to reduce the possibilities of ground water contamination. Water hauler vehicles are also inspected annually.
The Private Water Program at Marion Public Health works to ensure a safe drinking water supply by preventing contamination and protecting private water systems. We work with the homeowner and their contractor when a new well needs installed. Marion Public Health can also perform water tests on existing wells. If you have any questions regarding your well, please call 740-692-9112.
If you need to replace your well, alter your well, or drill a new well, you can print off the application and submit to Marion Public Health.