Department Mission: To enhance the quality of life, now and into the future, for people living, working and raising families in central Ohio through the economic, efficient, and environmentally responsible stewardship of superior public utilities.

Drug Disposal

National Take Back Day Saturday, April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Take unused/expired prescription & over-the-counter medications from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to various locations.
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Columbus' Annual Overflow Report Available Sanitary Sewer Overflow and Water in Basement Report (SSO-WIB), submitted to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), is available for review online. - learn more

Be Informed about Utility Line Warranty Plans Utility customers may periodically receive solicitations for private property water, sewer and electrical insurance plans. The city has no partnership or affiliation with any of these companies and therefore takes no position on them. Like anything else, buyer beware and be sure to read the fine print. - learn more

Consumer Alert

Consumer Alert If someone identifies themselves as a city employee attempting to collect utility bill payment, please call us at 645-8276 to verify information. Our employees DO NOT collect bill payment in the field or over the phone; they wear a photo ID badge, a city-issued uniform. - learn more

Hydrant Flushing Season

Hydrant Flushing Season Can Cause Low Pressure, Rusty Water Check the schedule to see if hydrants are being flushed in your area & learn what to do if you are experiencing rusty water. Columbus Fire flushes daily, April 28 - July 25, 2014. Other municipalities run through October. - learn more

Help Prevent Street Flooding - Keep Storm Drains Clear

Help Prevent Street Flooding - Keep Storm Drains Clear Help prevent street flooding by keeping storm drains free from blockages. Trash, leaves, debris, snow & ice are all common causes of strom sewer blockages - you can help. - learn more

Spring Topics

Spring Topics Learn how to save energy during cooler weather; link to a rebate offer for a new programmable thermostat or low flow shower head; participate in volunteer opportunities including River Pride and Storm Drain Marking; start a community garden or learn about rain barrels and more - learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities If you are interested in protecting our natural resources, get involved in our public education programs. You, your community or school group can participate in stream-bank litter cleanups, invasive plant removal & many other activities that promote awareness & appreciation of our natural waterways. - learn more

Water Main Breaks

Water Main Breaks Please report suspected water main breaks to 311 or 645 3111 immediately (weekdays 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.) or to 645-7788 after hours and weekends. Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about water main breaks. - learn more