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Water Division

Oberlin has operated a public water supply since 1887. Today, the City Water Division maintains over 40 miles of water line and operates a 2.25 million gallon a day water treatment facility serving nearly 3,000 homes and businesses. The treatment plant is located at 43885 Parsons Road, along the Black River. The river supplies most of the water to the plant, supplemented by the Oberlin reservoir and two elevated storage tanks. The plant is Ohio EPA-licensed to treat 2.25 million gallons per day and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The high quality drinking water produced by Oberlin consistently meets all water quality regulations. For more information, click on the following link to review the Water Quality Report for 2013.

The treatment process is broken into many steps to produce premium quality drinking water, including: coagulation using aluminum sulfate and settling to remove particles; softening using lime and soda ash to remove calcium and magnesium which contribute to water hardness; disinfection using chlorine to kill harmful microorganisms; filtration using dual media filters to remove fine particles; fluoridation for dental protection; corrosion control using phosphate; and taste & odor control with powered activated carbon. The water is softened to approximately 160/mg/1 or 9.3 gpg and has a fluoride level of 1 mg/l. Additional water quality information is available by contacting the plant at (440) 775-7290.

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

The Oberlin Water Department will be flushing the City's water mains to test fire hydrants and improve water quality. This maintenance work usually occurs in the month of July.

To minimize inconvenience to the City's water customers, most of the water main flushing will be performed between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am; but, as required, flushing may continue during daytime hours.

The patience and cooperation of the City's water customers will be appreciated during this period. Please check water quality for discoloration prior to starting laundry or food preparation. If a customer finds his or her water to be cloudy, cold water faucets should be turned on until the water clears.

Contact Information

Hours of Operation:
    8:00 A. M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday


    7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.  Monday thru Friday

Customer Service Request Line

    (440) 775-7218

    Jeff Baumann, Public Works Director
    Phone:  (440) 775-7204

    Sheri Runals, Administrative Assistant
    Phone:  (440) 775-7218

Lori Sprosty, Recycling Coordinator

Phone: (440) 935-0096



Buildings & Grounds      Wastewater    

    Dennis Cuthbertson            Steve Hoffert
    (440) 774-2820                    (440) 775-7280

General Maintenance    Water

    Dave Rucker                        Jerry Hade
    (440) 775-7270                    (440) 775-7290


    Randall Roberts
    (440) 776-0037

Oberlin City Hall - 85 South Main Street - Oberlin, Ohio 44074 Ph. (440) 775-1531 Fax (440) 775-7208 Copyright © 2014, City of Oberlin. All rights reserved.