Sewage and Water
The Greene County Public Health District works to ensure a safe drinking water supply by preventing contamination and protecting private water systems. This effort involves the inspection of wells and sewage treatment systems at homes and small businesses, and investigation into other forms of water contamination.
The safety of the public and our staff is a priority for the Health District. To aid in identification, our Environmental Health inspection staff carry a photo identification card. We encourage, and our inspecting staff welcome, the public to ask to see their identification to prevent unauthorized access to a building, business, or home. No Health District personnel will ever treat an operator, business owner, or homeowner differently for asking for identification. Should someone arrive at your location and not be able to produce identification, please turn them away and call our office immediately.
Private sewage treatment systems serve 1, 2, or 3-family dwellings and are used where connection to a sanitary sewer system is not feasible. Among other things, this program inspects potential new parcels to ensure enough area is available to install HSTS, reviews designs for new HSTS, inspects installation of HSTS, and provides operational permits for the continued use of HSTS.
Private Water Systems can include water wells, cisterns, springs and ponds. These systems are necessary in areas where a public water system is unavailable. The private water systems program reviews plans, inspects installations, and takes water samples to ensure that the water supply from private water systems is bacteriological acceptable for drinking.