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.

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

2013 Columbus Drinking Water Report Now Available

2013 Columbus Drinking Water Report Now Available The annual "Water for Living" Drinking Water Quality report will begin appearing in customer mailboxes this week. The report shows that the water pumped to the 1.1 million customers again meets or exceeds all minimum requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act and all other state and federal health standards.  - 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

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

Summer Topics

Summer Topics Learn how to save energy during warmer 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

Blueprint Logo

Mayor Proposes Expanding Blueprint into Linden Mayor Michael B. Coleman is submitting legislation to Columbus City Council to expand Blueprint Columbus into the Linden neighborhood. The legislation seeks to establish professional design contracts for neighborhood projects, and invest more than $3 million to reline more than 10 miles of existing sanitary pipe to prevent the infiltration of stormwater, a major cause of sewer overflows. - 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