Tapping & Connecting to Public Sewer

Step 1
Apply for a water main tapping permit at the City of Hilliard’s, Building Division, 3800 Municipal Way telephone number (614).876.7361. 

Step 2
After obtaining permit from the Building Division; apply in person at the City of Columbus, Division of Water, 910 Dublin Road (614.645.7330) to pay the City of Columbus water service connection charges. You will need to take the Hilliard permit with you. There is a meter charge that must also be paid to obtain a water meter.

Step 3
At this point you must hire a contractor to install the service line that extends from your home to the water main. Our Building Standards Division can provide a list of contractors licensed with the City to perform this work. Before the contractor is permitted to begin working, you must first obtain a City of Hilliard Right-of-Way permit by contacting Christine Fuentes, ROW Permit Coordinator at cfuentes@hilliardohio.gov or 614.334.2433. The ROW permit fee is $100 for residential or commercial. During the ROW permit review process, our staff will review your contractor’s plans for accomplishing the work to make sure the work is performed in accordance with all applicable standards and specifications.

If the water main is on the opposite side of the road from your property, a portion of the water service will need to be constructed beneath the road. We will require your contractor to use directional drilling for this portion of your service as a means to avoid open cutting the road.

Step 4
You (and/or your contractor) are responsible for coordinating the work with inspectors from the City of Hilliard and  City of Columbus.  Inspections are required to ensure that the sewer service line is correctly installed and that the septic system is abandoned properly.

Note: All fees listed are valid only for the year listed. Fees may be adjusted in the future. City of Columbus fees are listed for reference only. Contact City of Columbus - Public Utilities to obtain current fees.

 

Tapping & Connecting to Public Water

Step 1
Apply for a water main tapping permit at the City of Hilliard’s, Building Division, 3800 Municipal Way telephone number (614).876.7361. 

Step 2
After obtaining permit from the Building Division; apply in person at the City of Columbus, Division of Water, 910 Dublin Road (614.645.7330) to pay the City of Columbus water service connection charges. You will need to take the Hilliard permit with you. There is a meter charge that must also be paid to obtain a water meter.

Step 3
At this point you must hire a contractor to install the service line that extends from your home to the water main. Our Building Standards Division can provide a list of contractors licensed with the City to perform this work. Before the contractor is permitted to begin working, you must first obtain a City of Hilliard Right-of-Way permit by contacting Christine Fuentes, ROW Permit Coordinator at cfuentes@hilliardohio.gov or 614.334.2433. The ROW permit fee is $100 for residential or commercial. During the ROW permit review process, our staff will review your contractor’s plans for accomplishing the work to make sure the work is performed in accordance with all applicable standards and specifications.

If the water main is on the opposite side of the road from your property, a portion of the water service will need to be constructed beneath the road. We will require your contractor to use directional drilling for this portion of your service as a means to avoid open cutting the road.

Step 4
You (and/or your contractor) are responsible for coordinating the work with inspectors from the City of Hilliard and  City of Columbus.  Inspections are required to ensure that the sewer service line is correctly installed and that the septic system is abandoned properly.

Note: All fees listed are valid only for the year listed. Fees may be adjusted in the future. City of Columbus fees are listed for reference only. Contact City of Columbus - Public Utilities to obtain current fees.

 


1.      Water & sewer tap & capacity fees are calculated based upon the size of the domestic water tap.
2.      Water & sewer tap & capacity fees are paid to City of Hilliard as part of the building permit.
3.      City of Hilliard collects both City of Hilliard and City of Columbus sewer tap & capacity fees.
4.      City of Hilliard collects only City of Hilliard water tap & capacity fees.  City of Columbus water tap &    capacity fees must be paid directly to City of Columbus Division of Water after payment of City of Hilliard water fees.