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The City of Elyria Water Distribution Department operates and maintains an interconnected series of components including pipes, storage facilities, and components that convey drinking water from Lake Erie to homes and businesses in Elyria. This includes:

  • 179.2 miles of distribution mains
  • 52 miles of transmission mains
  • 2757 fire hydrants
  • 22,500 residential, commercial and industrial service connections

From new installations to repairs, Water Distribution is on call at all times to keep water flowing throughout Elyria.


Distribution system wear and tear can pose intermittent or persistent health risks. The Water Distribution Department installs new systems to provide an uninterrupted supply of pressurized safe drinking water to all consumers.

Deterioration can occur due to corrosion, materials erosion, and external pressures leading to breaches, intrusions and sometimes, water main breaks.

 In the interest of keeping the City water supply of the highest quality the City of Elyria conducts a Fire Hydrant Flushing Program when temperatures permit. We accomplish this through various methods, including automatic flushing at periodic intervals when there is less disturbance to the citizens. 


Water Distribution Department
Dave Rothgery, Manager

Central Maintenance Garage
851 Garden Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-322-2927
Fax: 440-323-2224

After Hours: 440-323-3302
Utilities Call Center: 440-326-1570