Water Department


One of the primary goals of the Village is to provide the citizens with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. In order to do this, back flow prevention regulations must be addressed.
Water Tower

The Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-95 requires that an approved back flow prevention device be installed on each service line to a consumer’s water system serving premises, where a health, pollution, or system hazard to the public water system may exist. This rule also requires that each device be inspected annually by a certified tester.  If you have questions or concerns regarding backflow prevention devices, please refer to the Ohio EPA Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Manual.

Consumer Confidence Report

The Village of Ottawa has prepared a Consumer Confidence Report to provide information to consumers on the quality of the drinking water. Including in the report linked above is general health information, water quality test results, how to participate in decisions concerning your drinking water and water system contacts.


  • Design Capacity: 3 Million Gallons Per Day (MGD)
  • Current Production: 1.75 MGD
  • Surface Water: Blanchard River
  • Reservoir: 116,000,000 Gallons

Water Usage Rates

  • Water connection and debit service fee - $3.50 per service connection
  • Effective January 1, 2023 - $8.75 per 100 cubic feet or portion thereof
  • Effective January 1, 2024 - $10.06 per 100 cubic feet or portion thereof

Industrial Users

Rates for industrial users located within the village corporation, with an average daily use of 25,000 cubic feet or more, may be negotiated.