Water Dept.

Important information about EPA requirements for mapping lead plumbing and fixtures for individual buildings and updates can be found here:

A letter and survey will be mailed out with your March 1st, 2017 water bill that is important to you.

Click here for letter and survey that needs to be completed and returned by March 30th, 2017

Click here for our mapping of public water system lead possibilities.

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:  
5/2/2018 Kipton Water Tower Maintenance may cause the West side of town to have low pressure

RLCWA has informed us today that we may be experiencing lower than normal water pressure for the next several weeks due to required maintenance on the Kipton elevated water tower.  This maintenance project has already started and expected to go through June 1, 2018.  

Currently, there are no boil alerts.  

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.

Boil alerts will be posted and updated on this page and are also posted at Piggy's, Sunoco and Town hall.