Water Dept.

Mission Statement: 
We are committed to providing our customers with cost effective systems and services through teamwork, innovation, and continuous improvement.   

Public Hearing - Water Rate & User Fee Increase
There will be a public hearing regarding the water rate and user fee increase on Monday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Questions regarding the 
Lorain County Stormwater Management District?  Click the following link stormwater.loraincounty.us/ .

2019 Stormwater project :
A drainage issue has been found in the area behind Maroy Dr that flows under the road on North Lake St.  We had to wait until the ground dried out from all the spring rains to start this project.  It is scheduled to begin in the month of August. It is anticipated that this will help the flow of water in the stormwater system.  UPDATE:  Project under the road on North Lake St has been completed.

Update 2019 Annis Rd north of bridge cross under bridge Project Information :  
Earlier this year, we completed a small water line replacement from Squires Court to the bridge.  We will begin boring accross the creek today to connect to the south side of the water system.  We anticipate the project will be completed by Saturday September 28th, 2019.

Water Administration and Supplier Information :  
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- 2202, Ext 1.

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 440-986-2202, Ext 1.  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 2018

Scheduled meter reading dates

Our new program will allow us to get all the readings in one day and upload them into our billing software.  We are excited about this new change and will do our best to keep you informed.  We plan to keep the reading time around the 22nd of each month and bill by the last working day of the month.

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.