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
Perform all necessary tests to ensure safety of the water distributed to our
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 6000 water and sewer accounts
Disburse over $4 million for operational expenses and over $8 million for
Comply with federal and state mandates regarded OSHA, ADA, wage
Prepare financial reports and budget reports that are submitted to the
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
(440) 285-2222 ext. 1970
(440) 834-1856 ext. 1970
470 Center Street, Building #3
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Regular Business Questions:
Director: Douglas L. Bowen, P.E.
This department reports to the County Commissioners
Blake A. Rear, Mary E. Samide, Ralph Spidalieri
The Geauga County Department of Water Resources is an organization
under the authority of the Geauga Board of Commissioners. It is a self
supporting department operating on revenues generated solely from service
provided. Its 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 facitilies 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.
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Location of Water/Sewer Lines
The office will be closed:
Thursday, December 25 & Friday, December 26 for
the Christmas Holiday, and Thursday, January 1 for
the New Year.
Please call to verify water sample drop off days.