What We Do The following are some of the functions performed by the GCDWR operators and maintenance crew towards our goal of providing the best service: Routine inspection of all water and wastewater facilities Perform chemical testing at different points of the wastewater process Collect samples and transport them to the lab as required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued by the Ohio EPA for each of our facilities Our Maintenance crew maintains and ensures that all of our lines (110 miles) are free of obstructions and promptly respond to all customer complaints Perform all necessary tests to ensure safety of the water distributed to our customers Schedule and perform fire hydrant maintenance and flushing of water lines The following are some of the functions performed by the GCDWR engineers, planning and administrators toward our goal of providing the best service: Maintain over 6,200 water and sewer accounts Disburse over $7.2 million for operational expenses and over $10.0 million for construction Comply with federal and state mandates regarded OSHA, ADA, wage rates, etc Prepare financial reports and budget reports that are submitted to the State Auditors


Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Phone: (440) 279-1970 Fax: (440) 285-9549 Address: 470 Center Street, Building #3 Chardon, Ohio 44024 Questions: Billing Questions:     
Director: Steven Oluic, PhD This department reports to the County Commissioners James W. Dvorak, Timothy C. Lennon, Ralph Spidalieri


The Geauga County Department of Water Resources is an organization under the authority of the Geauga Board of Commissioners.  We are a self supporting department operating on revenues generated solely from service provided. Our operations must comply with all applicable Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's rules and regulations which are based on Federal clean water laws, as well as Ohio Revised Code chapters 6117 and 6103. Daily maintenance and operation of our facilities are performed by state certified operators, supported by state certified laboratory, technicians, maintenance, administrative, and engineering staff properly trained and equipped to ensure that all water used and all wastewater treatment is in compliance with the above mentioned laws.
Location of Water/Sewer Lines: Dial 811
Pay Your Bill If you wish to make a payment online with a credit card or an E Check, Please only enter the 11 digit account number (NO DASH), click on the pay now button *There is a fee for this service
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Home updated 06-11-2021 Chardon TWP WWTP & Sewer Project update 06/09/21
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Chardon TWP WWTP & Sewer Project update 05/12/21
     GCDWR Customer Service Counter Details     To pay bills, pick up sample bottles, submit applications, request documents, etc. the customer service desk is open Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Checks, Credit Cards, and exact cash payments only.  No change can be made at this time.
Phone: 440-279-1970 Fax: 440-285-9549
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This public utility is an equal opportunity provider.
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Berkshire Hts - Chardon TWP WWTP & Sewer Project  
Fee Increase - In 2017, the  Board of  County  Commissioners approved water and sewer rate fee increases for 2017 through 2023. These gradual fee increases  are necessary to address aging  and/or failing facilities, equipment, and  the increasing costs of operating the water and wastewater facilities and lines.
Approved Rate Increases 2017-2023 Important Information Water Towers Painting Bid Package
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