The City of Oberlin has operated its public water supply system since 1887. In fact, Oberlin operated the first lime-soda softening plant in the country from the historic waterworks building located on Morgan Street. Today, the Water Division operates a 2.25 MGD Class III facility serving nearly 3,000 homes and businesses. Our water supply is pumped from the West Branch of the Black River and stored in a 386 million gallon upland reservoir prior to treatment at the plant. Treated water is pumped to two elevated storage tanks and into over 40 miles of water distribution lines. Our water supply and distribution system provides high quality drinking water and fire protection services throughout the community.
Our water consistently meets all state and federal water quality regulations. For more information, view the most recent Consumer Confidence Report. Additional water quality information is available by contacting us at (440) 775-7290.