1. The Newark Water Department Sewer Rate will increase as of January 1, 2017 in accordance with Ordinance 08-25. The rate will increase the Administrative charge to $6.39/Account, the Commodity charge to $1.61/Consumption (100Ft3), and the Debt Service charge to $0.72/Consumption (100Ft3) for 3 or less cons/month or $1.34/Consumption (100Ft3) for over 4 or more cons/month. The Water Rate increased on July 1, 2016 by authority of Section 743.04 of the Ohio Revised Code. The minimum monthly charge of $2.75 increased to $2.82/Consumption(100Ft3). The minimum bill will increase from $26.67 to $27.20 per month for water,sewer and stormwater.
2. In accordance with Resolution 15-104 the stormwater rates will change as indicated below:
3.On August 15, 2016, the Newark City Council passed Ordinance Number 16-31 providing for water quality protection and cross-connection control, which was previously administered by the Licking County Health Department. As a result, the City of Newark Water Department will now maintain a backflow prevention and cross-connection control program for each individual commercial and industrial water connection. For more information concerning our backflow program click here.
4.The City of Newark Water Dept. has started painting the tops of fire hydrants various colors to show firefighters the flow rate of the hydrant. Blue tops designate the greatest flow rate, followed by green, orange and red with the lowest rate. The department has tested the flow on about 1,500 of its 2,000 hydrants and plans to complete the painting of all hydrants by the fall.
Annual Sanitary Sewer Overflow Report
Annual Municipal Pretreatment Report
2015 Annual Pretreatment Report