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Water & Wastewater

Welcome to the City of Newark, Division of Water and Wastewater
The Mission of the Division of Water and Wastewater is to provide essential services that protect the public health, preserve the environment, and support sustainable growth of the community..

The Division of Water serves more than 47,000 customers with over 18,300 connections.  We are committed to delivering the safest and finest quality drinking water to your tap every day.  We are also responsible for the maintenance of the City’s water distribution system, including roughly 190 miles of water main, hundreds of valves and fire hydrants as well as thousands of water meters.

The Division of Wastewater is responsible for treating and returning environmentally clean, safe water back to the Licking River.  Additionally, the Division is responsible for maintaining the collection system, which consists of approximately 238 miles of sanitary and combined sewers, 24 lift stations and over 5000 manhole structures.  The Division is also responsible for monitoring discharges into the system from industrial and commercial users for compliance with federal regulations as well as local ordinances.


24 Hour Emergency Contact:

(740) 349-6765


Monday - Friday 8AM to 4:30PM



Water Plant: Monday - Friday after 4:30PM and weekends   



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The City of Newark has partnered with SLWA to offer customers affordable water, sewer, and interior plumbing protection plans.  Get peace of mind.

For protection plan information, call 1-844-257-8795 or click here



City of Newark Division of Water Administration

Have you ever wondered what the charges on your monthly bill are for?  Your bill pays for a variety of different things.  This video describes what your bill pays for.


View the 2021 Water Quality Report here


View the 2020 Water Quality Report here


View the 2019 Water Quality Report here