Water Dept.

The Board of Public Affairs administers the South Amherst water system, including billing and repair of water lines located on public property.  Village water is delivered to us by the Rural Lorain County Water System.  For information regarding the system or for turn-on and turn-off requests, please call the Board of Public Affairs Clerk at 440-986-7491.

For Water Emergencies, please contact Mayor Leshinski at 440-986-8221 or 440-714-4247.

EXCITING NEWS!  You may now pay your Village of South Amherst water bills right here on our village website just by clicking the "Pay Now" button below.  This will take you to our payment website to set up your bank account information to utilize this feature.  If you have any questions, please call us at 440-986-2222.  This is a new feature for us, and we hope that you find this helpful.  To pay your bill, simply click the "Pay Now" button below. 


Water payments can also be paid at the following:

  •  South Amherst Village Hall
  •  Piggy's Main Street Market
  •  Drug Mart on Leavitt Road in Amherst or Oberlin

It may be necessary for us to contact you from time to time.  Please let us know if your contact information changes. 

Quality of water

We are required to publish a report annually about the quality of our water.  It is called a CCR Report.  Please click the link below to obtain a copy of the report.

 CCR Report 2017

Scheduled meter reading dates

Many residents have asked for a schedule of meter read dates.  We are happy to provide this information with the understanding that it is a tentative schedule due to various job contraints.  Click here for the 2018 schedule.  Please keep in mind that the schedules may change from time to time based on various different jobs our operator takes care of.  Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Water Advisories:  

Currently there are no boil alerts.

 10/29/2018 The water at South Amherst Middle School has been tested for bacteria and lab results are negative for Total Coliform and E Coli.  We also tested the chlorine levels and they were well within the standards for drinking water.  

Current Advisories:  If you are under a boil alert, you should boil water vigorously for one minute for water used for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making ice, or other consumption.  You do not need to boil water for bathing, washing dishes, laundry or other external uses.  If your water is brown, orange, or yellow, you may not want to do laundry.  If your laundry is discolored from brown water, you may try to use a product called Iron Out.