Tapping & Connecting to Public Sewers & Water
After obtaining a permit from the Building Division, apply in person at the City of Columbus, Division of Water to pay the City of Columbus water service connection charges. This is located at 910 Dublin Road. You can contact them at (614)645-7330. 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.
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 also provide a list of contractors licensed with the City of Hilliard to perform this work.
Before the contractor is permitted to begin working, you must first obtain a City of Hilliard Right-of-Way permit. Contact Kristie Harshbarger, our ROW Permit Coordinator. You can reach her by calling at (614)334-2366 or email.
The ROW permit fee is $100 for both residential and commercial. During the ROW permit review process, our staff will review your contractor’s plans for accomplishing the work to make sure it is performed in accordance with all applicable standards and specifications.
Please note that 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.
You (and/or your contractor) are responsible for coordinating the work with inspectors from the City of Hilliard and the City of Columbus. Inspections are required to ensure that the sewer service line is correctly installed and that the septic system is abandoned properly.
Water & Sewer Fees
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Additional Sewer Tap Fees for multifamily or business units within a building. This fee is part of our current City Code section 949.20. The additional tap fee is $150 per unit in a building. This section of City Code also provides for a 20% surcharge for any tap fees granted for properties located outside the City.
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- Water & Sewer Tap and Capacity fees are calculated based upon the size of the domestic water tap.
- Water & Sewer Tap and Capacity fees are paid to the City of Hilliard as part of the building permit.