(Water & Storm Water)
Contact in Case of a Water Emergency:
- Water Operator Dennis Hevener: 440-320-8037
- Utility Administrator David Valentine: 440-986-116
Click the link for: Important Information Regarding Water Main Breaks
We are committed to providing our customers with cost effective systems and services through teamwork, innovation, and continuous improvement.
All Utility Customers
Please make sure that your contact information is up to date in case we need to contact you regarding your account or through the Emergency Notification System.
Currently, there are no boil alerts.
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.
New Water Customers
If you are a new homeowner or enter, we would like to welcome you to the village. There is a security deposit of $100.00 for residential and $200.00 for commercial customers, plus a $25.00 turn on fee, if the water is currently turned off. Security deposits are returned by applying the deposit to your water account if you are a homeowner. Renter’s security deposits are returned after you move from the village.
The following forms must be submitted with the security deposit and returned to the Utility Department at the Village of South Amherst Village Hall 103 W Main St. South Amherst OH 44001:
Check, cash, money order, bank draft, credit card. Check or money orders should be made out to South Amherst Utilities or SAU.
To pay with a bank account draft, click the link below. This will take you to our payment website to set up your bank account information to utilize this feature.
June 12, 2023 the South Amherst Village Council passed an ordinance for a water rate increase to $19.00 per 1000 gallons with a minimum of 1000 gallons and a user fee of $20.00 per month which is used for water system improvements. Click on 1768-23 Residential Water Rates for a copy of the ordinance. This increase will appear on the billing for July 2023.
Water Administration and Supplier Information
The Utility Department administers the South Amherst water system, including billing and repair of water lines located within the Village. village water is delivered to us by Rural Lorain County Water System.
Quality of Water
The EPA requires all Public Water Systems to publish an annual report about the quality of their water. It is called a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). Please click the link below to obtain a copy of the report.
Ohio EPA Backflow Prevention & Cross-Connection Control Brochure