Lead and Copper
The City will be submitting a lead service line map to the OEPA by March 9th, 2017 which will satisfy the requirements of HB 512 passed by the state legislature last year. This map (highlighted below) illustrates the possible presence of publicly owned lead service lines (water pipe extending from the water main to the curb stop/shut off valve). The City currently replaces any lead/galvanized service lines immediately with copper/plastic when encountered during construction or maintenance/repair activities. If there is evidence that the same condition exists on the private side (curb stop/shut off to structure) property owners are therefore notified and required to do the same.
Backflow Prevention Program
The City of Bexley has a robust water quality monitoring program and regularly performs sampling throughout the city to ensure all relevant state and federal standards are met and to ensure that the city’s drinking water supply systems is free of contaminates. The city also works to prevent contamination before it occurs by ensuring that local businesses and property owners comply with current backflow regulations. A key component of this enforcement and inspection initiative is the city’s Backflow Prevention Program which requires certain businesses and property owners to install and operate approved backflow prevention devices. Backflow devices prevent contaminated water or chemicals from flowing back into the drinking water supply if there is a sudden or unexpected change in water pressure. If a property requires a backflow prevention device, they must be installed on all water service lines to the property an inspected annually by a licensed plumber registered with the city.
Online Utility Bill Payments
Visit payments.bexley.org today to view and pay your water bill online. Online payment can be made by credit card. Credit card users will be charged a service fee (minimum of $1.50 applied to all payments less than $60.00 and 2.49% applied to all payments greater than) to cover banking cost. Note: This link will redirect you to a secure payment site that is operated for us by a third party vendor.
The Bexley Water and Sewer Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water distribution and sewer collection systems for the City. The City installs and maintains water meters, fire hydrants and maintains the sanitary and storm sewer systems. The City now maintains a total 254,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines, 243,000 linear feet of water lines and approximately 222,000 linear feet of storm sewer lines. Water and sewer services are purchased from the City of Columbus, with billing to the residents’ of Bexley processed through the Bexley billing office.
The staff for the Water and Sewer Department consists of a foreman, a sewer technician, an account clerk, and City service workers on an as-needed basis. They are responsible for meter installation and maintenance, management of the automated meter reading system, water line and sewer service inspections, field spotting of underground water, sewer and street lines, sanitary sewer cleaning, catch basin cleaning, fire hydrant maintenance including installation, flushing and repairs as well as response to emergency situations, such as water line breaks or sewer back-ups.
Automatic Payment Deduction
Automatic payment deductions are available for residents for the payment of their water/sewer/refuse bills. The deduction will occur on the payment due date. If you are interested in signing up for this automatic payment deduction, please download and fill out the form linked to below. If you have any questions, please contact the Bexley Water Department at 559-4270 for further information. To download the form click here.
Water & Sewer Rates
The City of Bexley purchases water and sewer service from the City of Columbus, and assess the Columbus fee to users of the water/sewer system, with an additional fee built in to the rate to cover the costs associated with the administration, maintenance, repair, and replacement of the City's water and sewer infrastructure. Bexley's 2016 water and sewer rates are as follows:
Water Rates: $56.20 per 1,000 cubic feet
Sewer Rates: $69.50 per 1,000 cubic feet
2015 Annual Water Quality Report
Please click on the following link to view the City of Bexley's 2015 Annual Water Quality Report.