Water Department

The Water Department is housed within the City’s Public Works Complex.  The City of Huron established its own water department and built a filtration plant in 1909.  Since then, the original waterworks (1909) was abandoned and a new filtration plant was commissioned in 1957.  The current filtration plant (1957) has been expanded and upgraded multiple times and is a full-service department regularly recognized by the Ohio EPA for quality of operations.

Huron Water Treatment Plant Tube Settler Improvements - Limited Environmental Review and Finding of No Significant Impace

The Limited Environmental Review (LER) is for a water treatment plant improvement project in Huron which the Ohio Evironment Protection Agency intends to finance through its Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) below-market interest rate revolving loan program. The LER describes the project, its costs, and expected environmental benefits. The LER is available here and fulfills the Ohio EPA's environmental review and public notice requirements for this loan program.


Water Rates

Huron City Council established new water rates by Ordinance 2022-55 adopted on November 8, 2022, which rates go into effect on January 1st, 2023. Every water tap is billed at a minimum, and usage above the minimum is billed at the appropriate rate, as set forth in the Ordinance. The City bills quarterly, and the bills are printed on yellow paper.

Pay your bill

The current rates for water service were established by Ordinance No. 2022-55 adopted on November 8, 2022, effective January 1st, 2023. The rate is based on usage ($2.87 per 100 cubic foot of water for residents, and $3.16 per 100 cubic feet of water for non-residents). Every water tap is billed a minimum (shown in the table below). Usage above the minimum is billed at the appropriate rate. The City bills quarterly. The bill is on yellow paper.


Minimum water availability charge by meter size
(per quarter)

Meter Size

Availability Charge

Availability Charge

5/8 x 3/4









1 1/2

























Water Regulations, Rates & Tap Information

Water Service Tap Guidelines and Application


Boil Alerts

Information and Procedures during a Boil Alert


Backflow Prevention and Cross-connection Control

For information regarding the city's Backflow Prevention and Cross-connection Control program, click on the link below to the city's Codified Ordinance:

Chapter 917- Backflow Prevention and Cross-connection Control

Annual Backflow Maintenance/Test Reporting Form

Backflow Prevention Informational Brochure


Contact Us

500 Cleveland Road West/10 Waterworks Drive
Huron, OH  44839
Phone (419) 433-9502  or 419-433-5000 ext 1801  


Water Filtration 

Jack Evans, Water Superintendent- Laboratory Manager

(419) 433-9502 or 419-433-5000 ext 1803

Email the Water Superintendent


Water Distribution

Terry Ochs, Distribution Foreman

Email the Water Distribution Foreman

(419) 433-9504 or 419-433-5000 ext 1805