Income-based & senior discount programs are offered as well as information to reduce utility bills through conservation, high bill investigation & more.
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Charts detail the various service charges and fees associated with connecting to city water, sewers and fire hydrants, rates for power, festival rates & more.
View the 2013 rate charts for residential & commercial usage, service charges, fire protection & master meter communities. Learn how rates are set; visit the archive to past rates.
Tapping charges, meter charges and system capacity charges, based on size of tap, meter and location are provided. Includes associated forms required for connecting to city water services.
To verify if a property is eligible for sanitary sewer service from the City of Columbus, please contact DOSD's Permit Desk (614) 645-7490. Connection charges, permit fees & additional information follows.
This form is required to obtain permission to construct a private sanitary sewer discharging into the City Sewerage System, in accordance with City Standard Specifications and guarentees that the owner who designs, constructs, operates and maintains the sewer is in full accordance of Columbus City Code 1141.01 thru 1141.12 and agrees to maintain said sewer until the time when the City takes the sewer over.More About Private Sewer Agreement
Construction inspection deposit rates are provided for sanitary and storm sewer projects. Includes a description of how the deposit amount is calcualted.
More About Construction Inspection Deposit Rates
To ensure there is no cross-connection or back siphoning of contaminated water into the main water supply, those with irrigation systems, auxiliary meters, car washes, pools and others are required to install a backflow prevention device which must be tested annually by a certified contractor.
Includes a list of certified backflow assembly testers, information/forms needed to become certified as a backflow assembly tester, information on well conversions and a Cross Connection Questionnaire Application for Water Service.
Temporary hydrant use permits are available for new construction, nurseries, filling community swimming pools, water hauling, dust control & demolition. Find available hydrants, contact info, permit request form, fire protection rates & more.
Rates for electricity, private area lighting, festival connections, special charges and a glossary of terms are included.
It is recommended you check the meter and remote reader at least once a year, taking the reading from each device to compare with one another.
Learn how to find and read your meter and calculate bills. This is especially useful if you receive an unusually high or low bill. Also, learn where the shut-off valve is; you may need this in an emergency if you have a water leak.
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For any non-emergency City service, visit the 311 Service Center