106 W Main St #203, KingwoodWV 26537, USA

Health Department

Preston County

Environmental Services

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Check out the latest news concerning public health in Preston County and from around the state of West Virginia

 Individual onsite sewage and water program

The West Virginia Department of Health has established regulations and design standards for Individual Sewage Systems and the drilling of Water Wells. The standards have been developed to protect those members of the public who will depend upon ground water sources. You, as the homeowner, should be aware of the following requirements:

Individual Sewage Systems:

  1. A Sewage System Installer must be certified by the State of West Virginia
  2. Homeowners and Sewage System Installers must obtain permits to install an Individual Sewage System
  3. A septic permit must be obtained before any building permits will be issued
  4. All Individual Sewage Systems must be constructed to meet the minimum design standards

To obtain a list of Certified Sewage System Installers 
click here

Want to know how to become a WV Certified Sewage System Installer?

A Home Owner's Guide to Septic Systems​

Tips to Keep Your Septic System Healthy

Water Wells:
WV in 2008 passed new Legislation concerning Individual Water Wells.

A well driller must be certified by the State of West Virginia
Homeowners and drillers must obtain permits to drill a well
All wells must be constructed to meet the minimum Design Standards

To obtain a list of Certified Well Drillers
 click here

Upon request, water samples of individual water supplies (wells, springs, etc...) can be performed and submitted to the West Virginia State lab for analysis to determine if coliforms are present. Homeowners who wish to have their water supply sampled must fill out a Request for Water Analysis form and submit it to the Preston County Health Department.

Click here for Well Disinfection Directions

Visit our Applications and Forms tab to the right for more information on wells, springs, cisterns, etc...


Look here for any additional health concerns or questions you may have


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