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.

State Budget Reservoir Amendment on Hold Municipal reservoir amendment in state budget put on hold pending legal review. Read the Columbus Dispatch article. - learn more


Holiday Reminder Do Not Pour Cooking Oils & Grease Down the Drain after Preparing Holiday Meals. Fats, oils & grease (FOG) can clog sewers, resulting in basement backups & costly repairs. Learn how to properly dispose of grease or reuse it.  - learn more

Utility Discount Programs

Utility Discount Programs Customers who participate in assistance programs such as Heap, Medicaid, food stamps & public housing may be eligible for a discount on their water/sewer bills. Seniors age 60 and older with limited income may also qualify for a discount on electricity & water bills. - learn more

State Budget Removes Drinking Water Protections Around City Reservoirs

State Budget Removes Drinking Water Protections Around City Reservoirs Columbus Department of Public Utilities Reacts to State Budget Amendment that Removes City’s Ability to Protect Drinking Water Supplies Around City Reservoirs. - learn more

Our Commitment to Water Quality

Our Commitment to Water Quality Columbus provides a variety of services to protect both surface & drinking water quality. We work with communities upstream to help reduce the impact of agricultural activities. In our own community, we partner with landowners adjacent to our reservoirs and monitor construction sites to limit sedimentation that can impact local waterways. We also protect the quality of life downstream by discharging clean water from our wastewater treatment plants. - learn more

NEW! Form to Connect to City Power

NEW! Form to Connect to City Power

If you live or operate a business within the green shaded boundaries of our general service territory we may be able to provide your electric service. Please complete the online service request form or contact Customer Service at 645-7360
Thank you for your interest in City Power. 

NOTE: the map is only a general outline -  our representatives will be able to determine if you are within our service territory. 

View Service Area Map by Zip Code - 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

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

2014 CCR Cover

Columbus Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report Released The recently completed 2014 Drinking Water "Water for Living - Consumer Confidence Report" (CCR) is being delivered this week to water customers. It shows that the water pumped to over 1.1 million central Ohio customers meets or exceeds all state and federal health standards. Viewers will learn about the types and amounts of key elements in Columbus' drinking water. Includes "Water First for Thirst" (courtesy of Columbus Public Health), "The Best Deal Around," and more.  - learn more