Service & Engineering
200 South Hamilton, Gahanna, OH 43230 | Office - (614) 342-4005 | Fax - (614) 342-4100
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F
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The Director's office is responsible for budgeting, personnel, purchasing, interception of citizen complaints for the department, and management of right of way and utility aggregation programs. In addition it is responsible for the maintenance of municipal buildings. The office produces new ordinances as needed to address situations that arise from City growth in addition to routine service contracts, equipment leases, etc.
The Director of Public Service is appointed by the Mayor and is directly involved in the day-to-day administration, planning, implementation, and enforcement operations for all departments under his/her supervision. By Charter, the Director of Public Service has the responsibility of maintaining all public lands and buildings. He/She is also the purchasing agent for the City.
In addition the Department also handles such responsibilities as: recycling; street light & signal installation & maintenance; dead animal pickup; water & sewer line maintenance; and, refuse pickup.
Service & Engineering Department News
At approximately 11:00am on Tuesday, July 29th, a water valve break in the area of Cross Pointe Rd occurred. Water division crews have been dispatched to assess the damage and repairs are underway. Once service is restored, businesses are advised to boil any water before consuming. The boil advisory will be in effect for 48-hours.
UPDATE (July 29th, 6:20pm): As of 6:00pm Tuesday, July 29th repairs have been completed and water service has been restored. A boil advisory will be in effect for 48-hours for the impacted area until 6:00pm Thursday, July 31st. These businesses have also received a CodeRED alert and door hanger notice.
UPDATE (July 31st, 2:30pm): MASI Environmental Laboratories has confirmed that water samples from the impacted area have tested negative for bacteria. Therefore the boil advisory has been lifted as of 1:00pm Thursday, July 31st.
The Service Department has approved multiple lane closures on N Hamilton Rd @ Silver Ln for median and utility work. The first closure will be from July 28th through August 1st. One northbound and one southbound lane will be closed and remain closed for the duration of the week. The second closure will be from August 4th through August 7th. One southbound lane will be closed and remain closed each day from 9am-3pm. Click here to view a map detailing the lane closures.
Mosquito season is officially in full-swing. The City of Gahanna has contracted with Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) for mosquito control this year. FCPH uses an Integrated Pest Management approach with a public health focus to reduce and control disease-carrying mosquitoes.
During mosquito season, Franklin County Public Health will set traps out every Monday night throughout central Ohio and test the mosquitoes on Tuesday for mosquito-borne diseases, such as the West Nile Virus (WNV).
The traffic signal at N. Hamilton Rd. & Beecher Rd. is under repair. Expect longer than usual delays at this intersection over the next few weeks until the repairs have been made. Please use caution when entering this area.
The Consumer Confidence Report for 2013 has been released.
The City of Gahanna has contracted with Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) for mosquito control in 2014. Call the FCPH Mosquito Bite Line at 614-525-BITE (2483) to submit a request for service or to report mosquito problems or concerns. The Bite Line is a voicemail system so please leave a detailed message. Click above to learn more about testing, spraying, control techniques and tips to avoid mosquitoes.
Please report all potholes to the Service Department at 614-342-4005.
Columbia Gas releases rates for 2014.
WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone announces program and rate changes for 2014.
The 2nd quarter issue of the 2014 Quarterly Update is available.
Water Resources Engineer
Streets and Utilities Superintendent
Facilities Maintenance Coordinator
Engineering Program Administrator
Linda James & Jeanie Hersey
Donna Harper, Brenda Wilson, & Michelle Newman
Utility Billing Specialists
American Electric Power, AEP: 1-800-672-2231, for outages or problems call 1-800-277-2177 (website)
AT&T U-Verse: 1-800-288-2020 (website)
Columbia Gas of Ohio: 1-800-344-4077 (website)
Ohio Utilities Protection Service, OUPS: 8-1-1 or 1-800-362-2764 (website)
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, PUCO: 1-800-686-7826 (website - comparison of energy prices)
Time Warner Cable (Insight is now a part to Time Warner): 614-481-5050 (website)
WOW Cable: 1-866-496-9669 (website)