Public Water Facilities
The Clark County Health Department regulates public and
facilities in Clark County, Indiana. Public and semi-public water facilities
include swimming pools, spa pools, hot tubs, wading pools at
apartments, condominiums, townhouses, hotels, motels, schools, community
centers, health clubs, mobile home parks, campgrounds, resorts, etc...
The goal of this program is to help industry provide facilities that are
free of safety hazards and risk of disease.
The Clark County Health Department requires an operating permit for all
public and semi-public water facilities in Clark County, Indiana.
For more information on applying for a permit or renewing a permit visit Pool
Inspections. An opening inspection of the
facility will be required.
Water Chemistry For Public Water Facilities
Maintaining the pool water chemistry is a key factor in
the overall safety of your public pool. For general informaion on
water chemistry for pools visit our
Building Code Regulations for Swimming Pool
Remodel or New Construction
A pool being remodeled or a new construction may be
subject to review by the
Department of Homeland Security. Please contact both IDHS and
the environmentalist at the health department when submitting plans.
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)
Guidelines for handling a swimming pool fecal accident
are available on the CCHD
accident and injury page.