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Village Council has adjusted the billing process in an effort to provide some relief for our water user customers.

We are operating this program in Hocking, Athens, and Perry Counties. 

Appointments will be conducted over the phone.

Athens County Amanda Sawvel, (740) 767-4500

Water Bill Assistance Program.

The Water Bill Assistance Program is a one-time benefit to be paid directly to the water company to pay the bill, late fees, reconnect fees, or other items on the bill that are required to continue service for at least 30 days. Additional items may include sewer charges or current and past bill amounts.

This program is for income-eligible residents with a disconnected water source. Households must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. The water bill must be in the process of disconnect or already in shut-off status. Click here for more details.

You will need to bring…

  • Your current water bill
  • Proof of income for the last 30 days OR
  • Proof of assistance through PRC, OWF, and TANF
  • Photo ID, social security card, or another form of identification

Village of Albany Water Source.

The Village of Albany water supply is provided by the Le-Ax Water District. Our water is brought into the huge 275,000-gallon water tank near the top of Alton Street hill. Water is then distributed through the Village-owned water distribution system to your home. The average daily water use for Albany is 55,000 gallons.

DR” CHARGE. The $10.00 Debt Retirement charge on your monthly bill provides funds to pay the debt incurred when the entire water distribution system was replaced in 2012 with new lines, valves, and fire hydrants. This charge will be removed when the loan repayment is complete.  


Village of Albany Wastewater Treatment.

The Albany Sanitary Sewer System is operated by the Public Works Department. The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located at the end of East Clinton Street. The 8-million-dollar system was put into service in 2004. Currently it accepts and treats about 60,000 gallons per day of wastewater (on average) but has capacity to treat over 250,000 gallons per day. There are 3 main lift-stations in the system. The Department also responds to residential and commercial problems ranging from sewer system overflows, grease blockages, grinder-pump malfunctions, and odor complaints on an emergency basis.

FOREIGN OBJECTS. Please DO NOT flush any wipes or other foreign matter into the sewer system. This may clog your sewer line and cause damage to Village pumps and lines causing unnecessary expense and repair costs which help drive up your rates. Click here for details.


Water and Sewer Rates.

Water charges and Sanitary Sewer charges are billed together. Sewer charges are based off of your water consumption.

The single biggest cause of high water bills in a home is a leaking toilet. See below for more details.

(rates shown are for inside corporation limits, outside users add 10%)

The minimum monthly water/sewer charge is $81.22

2022 Water Rate (residential users)
$21.08 – first 2,000 gallons. (this is your minimum billing for water)
$12.69 per thousand gallons after exceeding first 2,000 gallons.

2022 Sewer Rate (residential users)
$50.14 – first 2,000 gallons. (this is your minimum billing for sewer)
$9.76 per thousand gallons after exceeding first 2,000 gallons.

Debt Retirement Fee (2012 Water line replacement project)
$10.00 monthly debit-retirement fee.

(commercial and other high-volume users should contact the Village Administrator for applicable rates)

Water and Sewer bills are due by the 15th of every month.


Toilets, Water Wasters!

 

  • Toilets are serious water wasters. The dye test is an easy way to look for silent leaks.
    • Dry all exterior surfaces of the toilet.
    • Remove the tank lid.
    • Flush.
    • Add a teaspoon of food coloring to the tank.
    • Don’t flush.
    • After an hour, check the bowl for traces of the dye. If you see color, your toilet is leaking. A mechanism inside likely needs to be adjusted or repaired.
  • Check appliances, faucets and pipes for hidden leaks and make repairs.
  • Insulate water pipes to get hot water faster.
  • Install water-efficient shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Turn off faucet while brushing teeth, shaving, washing dishes by hand and cleaning vegetables.
  • Only run dishwasher and washing machine with full loads.