The Ohio State University in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio EPA have developed an online assessment tool that offers instant water quality interpretation for Ohio residents. Please review instructions for this tool before entering your results. Please note that we are in the process of updating the first link to the Ohio Department of Health within the "Results" section of the well interpretation tool under the heading “Web Resources.”
To reach that link go to:
There you will find useful information all in one place on the parameters found in our tool including information on health effects, treatment, and additional resources. If you scroll down you will see a table that can be expanded. To use the table, scroll to the group the parameter you are interested occurs in (it will be similar to the way they are displayed in our tool) and select the drop down arrow to reach the parameter of interest.
For instance to find information on arsenic you will scroll to the “Inorganic Chemical Contaminants” area of the table, select the down arrow to expand the menu, and then click on the link to “Arsenic.”
If you can not find what you are looking for, contact your local health district https://odhgateway.odh.ohio.gov/lhdinformationsystem/Directory/GetMyLHD or Ohio Department of Health's Private Water Systems Program: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/private-water-systems-program/welcome.