City of Martins Ferry

Water Department

When it was completed in 1997, the Martins Ferry Water Treatment Plant was the most advanced of its kind in the region. Drawing its water supply from an underground aquifer which flows south from northern Ohio, the plant employs a traveling bridge filter and ozonation process to provide clean, safe, drinking water to 15,000 customers a day as well as to other water district systems.

The entire water system has over 4,000 connections including residential, commercial, and industrial providing upwards of 2 million gallons of water per day. The water treatment plant was built with growth in mind; at present design, the plant could produce 5 million gallons per day and, with the addition of an additional filter bed and pumps, that amount could be doubled.

Assistant Water/Sewer Superintendent
Tom Kelly

Contact Information
Phone: (740) 633-1378


  • Provide the citizens of Martins Ferry with safe, healthy drinking water.
  • Maintain the water distribution system in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Water Quality Report

Fracking Water Available!
Need water for your Fracking business? Call us for a 5 minute account setup at the Martins Ferry Water Department, or at the Martins Ferry Utility Office, Att.: Ashley, Leslie or Erin.

Water Tap Fees: Starting at $1,500 but needs to be assessed by Water Superintendent

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Bridgeport Water Public Notice