Utility Department

Village of Glendale Fire Hydrant FlushingThe Village of Glendale Utility Department will be servicing and flushing fire hydrants beginning Tuesday, May19th thru Friday, May 29th, 2020.  The Village is divided into 4 zones with the railroad tracks and Sharon Avenue acting as the boundaries.  The zones and flushing dates are as follows:

Zone #4 (South of Sharon and East of the tracks) May 19th & May 20th   
Zone #2 (North of Sharon and East of the tracks) May 21st & May 22nd        
Zone #3 (South of Sharon and West of the tracks) May 26th & May 27th          
Zone #1 (North of Sharon and West of the tracks) May 28th & May 29th              

Hydrant Zones 750

This process involves the greasing of the hydrant valve stem, opening and closing of a hydrant to exercise it and substantial flushing of water to clean out sediments that have accumulated in the water mains. Immediately following the flushing of your nearest hydrant, you will notice temporarily discolored water (iron and mineral sediments). While the water is safe, you should run your faucets for several minutes to draw in clear water prior to doing your laundry.  It is preferable to run faucets that do NOT have strainers or aerators (commonly found on the kitchen sink and bathroom sink faucets.) Most basement laundry tub sinks and bathtubs do not have such devices and are desirable to flush out your home’s water lines. Also check your toilet tanks for sediments and wash out if necessary. Lastly, if you have a water softener and or filtration system, we strongly suggest you bypass it until such time as your zone has been flushed and you have run your faucets clear.  We apologize for any inconvenience this very necessary and required flushing process may cause you.

The Glendale Utility Department operates the Water and Wastewater Treatment facilities. If you have a question about your water or sewer utility service, or you are experiencing a problem with your system, please feel free to contact the Village Office so we may advise you on the best next steps. Our Utility Department employees are glad to meet with residents to ensure their water and sewer systems are running well.

Glendale provides both water and sewage to all residents and businesses within our corporate limits. If you are a current resident, you will automatically receive a quarterly utility bill. Bills are usually sent around the first of January, April, July and October. The bills are due within 20 days. If you have questions about your bill, check out the "Understanding My Bill" page on the left. If you are a new resident, you must complete a copy of the Utility Account Registration form, available by clicking here.

Our water and sewage departments are operated as self-sustaining non-profit “enterprises.” All fees collected are returned to the utility department’s operating budget an can only be spent on water and sewer needs. If your utility bill appears excessive, please call the Village Office and we will be happy to assist you.

Glendale Water WorksOur .450 MGD water plant is located on Sharon Avenue, has been in operation since 1912 and is served by deep wells supplied by the Miami Valley Aquifer. It is pumped from an aquifer some 200’ below the ground and is very pure, albeit somewhat hard as it contains many minerals. Once pumped, the water is mixed with lime in a series of tanks and filters. As the lime attaches itself to the hard minerals it becomes heavy and sinks to the bottom of the tanks (it is then drained off as waste), thus allowing the pure and softer surface water to be used for delivery to our water tower and your home. While the raw water is approximately 550ppm (parts per million) of hardness, the final product delivered to you ranges between 130 and 150ppm hardness; a most acceptable quality. Because this water drawn from the underground aquifer, you will notice a different taste when comparing it to Cincinnati’s water (surface water; the Ohio River). We recently remodeled our water plant to current EPA standards.

Glendale sewer plantOur .750 MGD sewage treatment system was installed (at 528 E. Sharon) in the late 20’s and was extensively updated in 1987. It was again rebuilt and brought to modern specifications in 2009 as mandated by the Ohio EPA. Each home in Glendale is connected to the public sewer system via a service line (you own and maintain) that runs from your house to the sewer main (we own and maintain) that is most commonly found underground each street.