Public Water Facility Inspections

The Clark County Health Department regulates public water facilities in Clark County, Indiana.  Public water facilities include all publicly used swimming pools, spa pools, hot tubs, and wading pools.

An operating permit for all public semi public water facilities in Clark County, Indiana are required.  You can download an Application for Public Water Facilities or call the Clark County Health Department at (812) 282-7521for more information. 

IF A POOL HAS BEEN CLOSED AND NOT HAD DISINFECTANT ACTIVELY TREATING THE FACILITY OR THE POOL HAS BEEN DRAINED, A SATISFACTORY WATER SAMPLE MUST BE COLLECTED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO OPENING OF THE POOL.  THIS RULE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHEN DETERMINING OPENING DATE FOR SEASONAL POOLS.

 

 

 

Facility Inspection Areas

A pool in Clark County may not open until an inspection has been completed by an environmentalist of the Clark County Health Department, this includes seasonal pools who require a one week wait time for sampling of a previously drained pool or a pool that has not operated for a length of time (seasonal pool).  During the inspection the environmentalist will check for compliance with Rule 410 IAC 6-2.1 and any other local, state, or federal rules that may apply.  Inspections are performed randomly without announcement after the opening inspection.

We encourage pool operators to schedule inspections at least a week prior to anticipated opening with an environmentalist and to ensure that a water sample has been taken one week prior to the preferred opening date.  A pool will be required to close if violations of 410 IAC 6-2.1 are found to exist during the inspection.

 

 

Public Water Health & Safety

The Clark County Health Department is dedicated to reducing recreational water illnesses (RWI's).  RWI's are illnesses that are spread by swallowing, breathing, or contact with contaminated water from public water facilities, as well as lakes, streams and rivers. RWI's can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including infections in the eye, skin, ear, respiratory tract, and in wounds. The most commonly reported recreational water illness is diarrhea. Diarrhea illnesses can be caused by germs such as e. coli, cryptosporidium, giardia and shigella.  More information on recreational water illnesses can be found on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) safe swimming website.

Guidelines for handling a swimming pool fecal accident are available on the CCHD pool accident and injury page.
 

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