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Department of Public Utilities
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Financial Assistance/Discounts Payment Arrangements

Walk-in Payment Office:
Temporarily Closed

After-hours Drop Box Available: 
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Free short-term Parking
(garage across Long St) 

Customer Service Phone:
614-645-8276
Weekdays 7 am - 6 pm
Email: 
utilityleadrep@columbus.gov 


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**In person bill payment and permitting services are temporarily closed at the Michael B. Coleman Government Center, 111 N. Front Street.** After-hours drop box is available; free short-term parking in the garage across Long Street. 

Please report utility repair needs to the 311 Center online , or call 614-645-8276 (weekdays 7 am - 6 pm). For non-business hours emergencies only: Water 614-645-7788; Sewer 614-645-7102; Power 614-645-7627.  View the Contact Directory for description of emergencies. Please use 614-645-8276 for all other needs. 

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Reduce Your Bill and Financial Assistance Whether through temporary financial assistance, discount programs or conservation, there are many ways to reduce your bill and we offer payment arrangements. Income-based & senior discount programs are offered as well as information to reduce utility bills through home energy audits, conservation, high bill investigation & more. Even using Com-Til mulch can help.  - learn more

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Hydrant Flushing Season

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Water Main Breaks

Water Main Breaks Please report suspected water main breaks to 311 or 645 3111 immediately (weekdays 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.) or to 645-7788 after hours and weekends. Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about water main breaks. - learn more

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Lead in Drinking Water The lead concentration in the drinking water leaving our treatment plants is below the level of detection. However, lead can enter the water from household plumbing and fixtures when water resides in plumbing for more than 6 hours. View FAQs, a presentation, or a brochure "Tips to Reduce Exposure to Lead in Your Water - learn more

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